July 4th 2012

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July this year. We just tried to keep cool in the shade as the kids splashed in kiddie pools. Here are a few pics from our day.

After a long day in the sun, Lily wanted to take a second nap outside in the 90 weather. She asked for her blanket and laid down on the step. She was exhausted.

But she got her second wind when the kids found a kitten. Jacob fell in love and Lily was just tickled.

Its hard to turn down such a cutie.

The kids twirled sparklers and watched fireworks with neighbors. Lily was scared so this is about the time she went to bed.

After the kids were in bed, I practiced a few photography tips to capture sparklers in motion. I was so giddy when it worked! Thanks to my willing subject!

The kitten wasn't our only uninvited guest. We spotted this raccoon in our neighbor's yard.

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  1. Elena lopez says:

    Lily sleeping on a step. She fits anywhere just to stay near the action–she is so fun!! Jacob looks so happy to have lily as a little sister. Does he get to keep the cat? A raccoon captured–nice shot!! Sparklers– what fun!!!!!! Glad u all had a great 4th of July!! And then a great 6th of July with a new addition!!! Congrats!!!

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