Happy Birthday America!
My youngest son LOVES flags. His room is decorated in flags! So you can imagine that the 4th of July (and flag day) is his favorite holiday. It all started when he was 1 1/2 years old and we planted a bunch of trees in our yard, so my husband marked them with little orange flags. Ever since then, Jacob is a flag fanatic. So, in celebration, the background for our blog is for him. :-)
We finally took a weekend and went camping at Jellystone last weekend. It was a great time! It's always nice to get away as a family, but I think we had an extra special time because we went somewhere new and exciting. The boys loved the pools and the water playground, and they had a nice little store and snack bar too, and a huge playground!
So, we DID decide to go away for our anniversary. We're going to go to Las Vegas! We booked our trip a couple weeks ago, so we'll get to spend three whole nights in Las Vegas and get to have a GROWN UP vacation all to ourselves ... it's gonna be great! I think it will be nice to take some time just for us - we never do that!
Joey has really taken to the water since swimming lessons got over. He has gotten to go to the public pool with the daycare nearly every day that he's been there for the past three weeks, so now he's swimming under water and he seems more confident in himself. He mentioned yesterday that he has two "best friends" - Dakota and Zackary. For those of you who know Joey, you know that this is a very big deal. We've never heard him say that he has a friend ... usually when we ask him who his friends are, he will tell us the teacher's name. He is really very socially immature, but this new development is a very bright spark that we hope continues to grow.
With that, I will sign off. I hope you all have a very blessed 4th of July weekend. Thanks be to God for our independence and for the men and women who help us maintain it.