Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fourth of July Celebrations (including Nathan's b-day!)

Happy Fourth of July. Sorry we're a bit behind on our blogging, our 'Month of Fun'* has just been so much fun. As one might expect, these next few posts will inlcude many photos, so sorry to those of you who don't enjoy a lengthy post.

The Fourth of July is double the fun in our family because it is also Nathan's birthday. So first, a Happy Birthday shout out to him. We love you honey/Dad.

Last year our Fourth was pretty low key because I was super pregnant, and it was super hot and muggy in New York City. So this year we really went for it with the celebration activities.

We started the day with an early morning hike with Laura and Bret. It should be noted that this was Norah's first hike.

Then we walked in our first Fourth of July parade, joining in with Norah's cousins (cousin Lily seen below) and dozens of other kids on their decked out bikes, scooters, etc., as well as people in golf carts, on horseback, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, a fire engine, police cars, someone pulling a handcart, a dude on stilts, and a man dressed in colonial garb carrying a musket. Quite the Fourth of July hodge podge. Norah thoroughly enjoyed herself.

The rest of the day was spent partying (and eating) like it was the Fourth of July.

And of course the day was capped off with firework shows both big and small.

*our anniversary is June 28th, Nathan's birthday is July 4th, Norah's is July 18th, and mine is July 28th, so we affectionately call the month between June 28th and July 28th our 'Month of Fun.' And it usually really is.

Monday, July 06, 2009


This past week we said goodbye to a city and a lot of people we love. New York City will always be a special place for us, and we look forward to going back someday. We are excited to begin our adventure in Southern California, but for now it just seems appropriate to play this again.