Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Family at Play on the 4th of July

A bottle of bubbles kept my three youngest children happy this morning. My 12 year old tried to ice skate for the first time today. He only fell three times, and he's looking forward to getting back on the ice. I gingerly skated next to him and the guardrail. I haven't been on skates for 10 years. I was surprised to see that I could still get around the rink without falling. We ended the day with basketball and hockey on the driveway. My daughter loved cheering for her big brothers as they hustled during the game. All in all, it was a lovely day filled with play and relaxation. I hear lots of fireworks going off in the neighborhood. We're going to watch the fireworks display on TV. I think my daughter would hold her ears if she was there in person. Our Fourth of July was laid back and enjoyable. No big plans, just spending time together.

Happy 4th of July!! Hugs to all my buddies around the world too!!

9 comments:

Caitlin said...

Sounds like a great day! Enjoy watching the fireworks from the comfort of your couch- sounds great! :)

Michelle said...

I love the juxtaposition of winter and summer sports there! How fun to have such a relaxing day. We've got major fireworks going off here, too (as in shaking our house major) but luckily the wee ones are exhausted enough from the day that they're sleeping through them! Happy Fourth to you -- and enjoy that next skating session!

Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!! Great :D hugs!!!!!!!!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a perfect day! We did much the same, together at home, started painting the deck, a small bbq later on. The weather was finally perfect, near 80 and sunny. Enjoy your Sunday too!

T Rex Mom said...

Great photo - I heard the Statue of Liberty reopened yesterday. Sounds like a nice time!

Jillien said...

sounds like you had an AWESOME day!

Jenners said...

I don't associate the 4th with ice skating but that sounds like a fun day!! : )

Kim said...

How fun! As you can guess skating is a big thing around here but I haven't been in well over 10 years but will probably have to soon because Shaune wants Deaglan to play hockey.

Love the picture too.

Gerri said...

Sounds like your day was a blast. We had bubbles too!