Friday, July 6, 2012

July 4th Recap

July 4 was a pretty eventful day in the Hardin household! Not only were we celebrating our country's birthday with the rest of America, but also Dad's birthday! I have to say the day was a pretty good one! Here is our day in photos!

Ella and I had matching bows! Yeah I may complain about her...but sometimes we like to be twins.  Sometimes.

The island has a 4th of July parade every year and of course we went! And of course the puppies came.  Here they are waiting in the shade for the parade to get to us.

Boone got himself lots of beads!

Ok maybe we all got lots of bead.  Bryce and Brooke had a competition for who could get the most.  

For Dad's birthday we got him a paddle board.  We originally tried these out when we went to the Cayman Islands a couple summers ago.  They have become quite popular on the island so it was the perfect gift! He was completely surprised too which was pretty awesome!  He decided to try it out in the canal to get some practice.

Benjamin tried to show off a little and that resulted in him falling in the canal.  Gross.

Bryce is a bit of a showoff when it comes to the paddle board.  The boy has more balance the anyone!

Brooke went as well!

Oh look at me go! I was pretty excited to try it out.  I made sure to stay on long enough to get a picture. Then I was off! Trying to balance on those boards is not easy at all! And lets just say my balance isn't that great...thank goodness I didn't fall!

After spending the rest of the day out on the boat, we had a yummy dinner and then headed down to the beach for some fireworks.  This was the first time in about 6 years that I had seen fireworks down there.  Fireworks over the water are pretty awesome.  

People brought their own fireworks and set them off all along the beach.  Several people also lit lanterns monkeys headed to the moon.  Or at least thats what we decided was going on.
Monkey headed to the moon

The lantern monkey heading up high to the moon.

Overall I must say I loved our day.  So nice to spend some time with family and enjoy the sun:) 


Miss Riss said...

Gahh! I love the matching bows!! LOLOL!!! Boone is SO freakin' cute!! And I love your paddle boarding pics!! Looks like you had a lot of fun!! =)

Mosby Hardin said...

Hahaha thanks! We had a blast! Hope you and your family did too!!

Angie said...

Sounds like an awesome day! I'm sure your dad had a great birthday :)

That paddleboard looks like a ton of fun but boy it looks like it would be difficult. My balance is NOT GOOD at all so I'd probably never be able to stay on it.

Mosby Hardin said...

Thanks! Let me tell you I can barely stay on the thing! So not for people with bad balance!