Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July celebrating our country and all we can enjoy in freedom. Our celebration will be small and quiet this year. No fireworks since we are in a high fire danger time right now. I’m sharing my greetings for the fourth early. We’ll be all caught up in getting ready for Katie and Andrew to arrive tomorrow for a few days and we will be preparing our barbecue meal for them and Dan, Jamie, Addy and JJ. As usual with all the fun happening I’ll be behind in visiting and posting.
Oh dear, I’m really behind these days. 🙂
I’ll leave you with some fun photos gathered this past week. “Fearless” granddaughter jumping in a rain puddle. Her mommy captured her in mid-air.
And this was the wind-up! She’s generally fearless in physical activity but there are “noises” that concern her.
They live on their own mountain and traffic noises are few and far between. When she visits Baba and Gramps on their very busy road we’ve had to reassure her and point out the big trucks that are making those noises. “What’s that?” is a common question when she’s at our house.
Addy came to play yesterday at Baba and Gramps’. We were outside at her water toy when thunder clapped in the distance. She ran to me in a panic and said “what’s that?” I told her it was thunder and she started walking to the door into the house and said, “let’s play inside Baba.”
We are happy to report our little JJ is finally getting more regular and we are most thankful to God for that.
Baba is so thankful she lives close to Addy and JJ.
God Bless America
“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.”
We have much to be thankful for…starting with our troops, veterans, law enforcement officers and emergency first responders. God bless America and all who do so much to keep our country safe and free.
From years past our celebrations on the 4th!
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…have a great 4th!
Your babies are sooo adorable..aren’t we blessed !!!
Such precious grandchildren. So happy for you that you live close. I wish you ALL a happy Fourth. Love the photos from years gone by, too.
Happy Memorial Day Ellen! and I agree with the other comments, your grand’s are adorable. I see a trace of Greg in the picture of JJ and his big smile.
So enjoyed seeing all the photos.
Have a Happy 4th of July.
Just me and Ken but we will have a cookout in the back yard with the deer. : )
A special day for Ken and I, we met on the 4th many years ago!!
Aw – happy fourth to you and to those sweet little loves of yours! Isn’t it just the best being close by them!? Enjoy your family time together.
Ellen – a wonderful post – I giggled through most of it, and then got somber and proud with your pix from past celebrations. We do indeed have so much for which to be thankful. Glad JJ is feeling better! Enjoy your holiday with family and we’ll catch you on the flip side!
Your grandkids are so cute! Great shot of her jumping! I hope you all have a happy and safe Fourth!
Happy 4th of July, Ellen. Have a wonderful time with your family.
What a delightful post! Enjoyed seeing your recent grandbaby pix and decorations from the past😊 We’ve been visiting our out-of-state kids, grandkids and great-granddaughter. It’s amazing how fast the little ones grow! Happy 4th to you and God bless!
Happy July 4th to you and yours, Ellen! Wishing your country and mine can maintain a harmonious and peaceful relationship, and our leaders acknowledge there’s a supreme Leader above us all. 🙂