Wednesday, July 30, 2008

She's Having a BABY!!!

My sister Ashley flew in town and surprised us all. SHE"S HAVING A BABY. We are sooo excited... She is almost 41/2 months pregnant and had such a cute round belly. The baby is going to be born in January. Which of course makes McKinley very happy. Ash and Josh are not going to find out if it is a boy or a girl, so it is going to be a surprise for everyone!
This weekend we were trying to think of names for the baby and McKinley thought that it would be great to call the baby Kinners after her. She said that it would work for a boy or a girl. I don't think that Ashley will take the advice!
Anyways we can't wait to have a little one around and a cousin on the Swallow side!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of JULY!

I am sooo sorry that we don't have any pictures. We have lost our camera charger and our battery is dead. So we just took video.
We had a FABULOUS fourth of July. It started with our usual Millcreek parade. Amber, Tony, Cassandra and Katie joined in the fun. This was the first year that my kids were spectators and not actually in the parade. They thought that it was great because of the onslaught of candy thrown their way. I think that this was due to the very diligent cheering done from McKinley. She cheered when there was nothing to cheer! After the parade we went to the pancake breakfast, that didn't let us down, and then a stop for snowcones, and then we finally headed home for some rest. That afternoon we went to our favorite pool (the murray pool) that has the greatest kids area and an awesome waterslide. It was fun because we walked in and sat right next to some of Amy and Ken's friends. It was great to hang out and catch up...
Upon returning home, playing in our own little pool, and having a fantastic steak BBQ we got ready for the evening festivities.
Mike set up the driveway for a fireworks spectacular. He dug a fire pit in the dirt patch next to the driveway, which was tons of fun. We had some neighbors come down for the party. Everyone roasted tons of smores, played, and chated. The kids all had a blast and it was especially fun for all of the moms (kristen brought her week old baby, and Joni brought her 2 week old baby). We were having such a good time that the festivities didn't even end until 10:45 p.m. oops.... That is REALLY unheard of at the Dunn house. I don't think that my kids have ever stayed up that late. The best part of the whole night was that Spencer went to bed at 6:30 and slept through the whole thing.
I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July! It is one of my FAVORITE holidays!