Wednesday, July 4, 2007

*I*heart*America!*


Even though you don't know what it means, "Say. . . .'I love America!'" Oh my poor little ones . . .for every picture I have taken for the past two days instead of saying, "Say Cheese," I've had them say, "I love America" or "red~white~blue." It may be just a little over board, but I have to admit that it has posed a lot of questions in their little inquisitive minds. I love age 4. . . Max has been asking all sorts of questions trying to figure out who this America is. "Who's America??" "Why do I love America?" "I'm not blue car ~ why can't I wear green??" "MOOOOOM! Can we please talk about America?" Got to love him! Decorating bikes, dressing in matching red~white~blue, cute Jacqualynn Grace shoes and bows (I love having a girl), Neighborhood parties, fireworks, freedom runs, parades, BBQ's all make the holiday fun and add a little something special. When the 4th of July rolls around I just feel such an extra sense of gratitude for our country and all the sacrifices people have made today, yesterday, and the sacrifices in the future for us to live in this land . . . . I'm pretty sure that the 4th of July is all about a big party and fireworks for my little ones. They don't quite understand what it means to live in this amazing county and have the freedom to do whatever we choose. That is one of my favorite parts. .. .to live any way we choose. . . because we do have a choice. Freedom Rings and I love it! I think it's my new favorite holiday. . . .that is until Halloween. :)

8 comments:

Brooke said...

GREAT BLOG! I LOVE IT! You are so quick what time did you get to bed.... Becuase I know our house didn't get to bed till 12:00 with our neiborhood! I love all the pictures, you made going to work on the 5th worth it.... Thank you, Kiss the kids for Auntie! (sorry Auntie sucks at spelling)

Mom Debbie said...

What a fun surprise to wake up to!! I love Jacq's sandals and bows, the matching shirts, the parade....well actually everything about your blog was darling! I'm so glad you have such fun parties with Lyss and sometimes Jen. I wish I could be everywhere all the time. Love You all and miss you....especially during the holidays! Give those cute little ducks a big KISS from Ma Deb..

deanna said...

So I borrowed a few of your photos for my show...but that's ok in America. Thanks for the 4th of July fun! I love my family...and cool neighbors.
PS I got free tickets AND found my chair. The red alert is off.
xoxoxo

Megan said...

I love the pictures! The chillins looked like they had allot of fun. Except for the ones where Jacqualynn was crying, so sad.

Mandy said...

How fun in Utah, I love Jacqualynn's bows!!

Becca said...

I *heart* your blog!! Loved the slideshow! How fun is that!? It looks like we didn't get into the 4th enough! :) Thanks for sharing all your fun times!

DOreen said...

Watsons where are you? Your last post was 5 days ago... so not like you! =)

Kami said...

Shauna - You and LauraLee are my inspiration. I love your blog... so fun with video and slides. We just started a blog and we linked you guys. I am diggin the whole blogging thing. Hey I need your email address. You can post it on my blog...thebiggieblog.blogspot.com -Kami