Here we are getting ready:
Matthew being somewhat serious...
Then Kenny wanted to show off, he was SO EXCITED that he could finally blow up a balloon. He told me "Mommy, look! For the very first time! I never blow up a balloon before!"...thus causing the palate closure surgery to be deemed a huge success in his eyes. He actually asked me to take a picture and put it on the blog so everyone could see, so here it is at Kenny's request :-) :
We went to the downtown event, but it was clear after about 30 minutes that we were all feeling pretty wiped out. This was our first real event out after having been so sick for the past few weeks, and it was obvious we were not at our best. The kids had no energy, it was fairly warm and we decided we would go home and rest in hopes of feeling better for the evening.
We anxiously awaited the arrival of our overnight guests, long time friends of ours from Denver whose son is one of Matthew's best friends. They arrived late in the afternoon, and then we were off to our church evening picnic where we all gather yearly to watch the fireworks. It was so relaxed, and such a nice time spent with friends. All of us were in much better shape to enjoy the evening and the boys had a blast playing tennis, tossing a frisbee around, Joshie was making mud pies and a moat, and running around in the dark. It was low key, but it was just what we all needed...and made me love small town life even more.