Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Celebration

Little Miss Independence!

Going for a ride on Uncle Ke-Ke's shoulders.

Enjoying the beautiful sunny day.

Maddie and daddy spending some time together.

Checking the engine on her little car.

Snack time!

Happy 4th of July from the Pepper Family.

Testing out the water. Brrrrrrr!


Happy girl in her swimming pool. She loves the water!

Having fun playing with Great Grandpa's little blue chair. Waiting for the firework show to start.

Maddie's first sparkler. She was so enthralled.

We had a wonderful time with family celebrating the 4th of July. It was a much more low key holiday than usual. A number of family members had other engagements so we had a terrific BBQ with Grandma Jill, Grandpa Randy, Uncle Kevin, Great Granny, and Great Grandma and Grandpa. It was such a beautiful warm, sunny day so we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get Maddie into a cute little swimsuit to she could splash around in her pool. She had a GREAT time!

It was so sad to realize that this holiday was the last of Maddie's "first" holidays....well besides her first birthday that's just around the corner.....sigh! We weren't so sure as to how she would do with the firework, but thought we would give it a try anyways. She ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM! She was not scared one bit of the booms, bangs, and crashes. Instead she was thrilled to watch all the colorful fountains and big bursts of color in the sky. She was also very amused with her very own sparkler - held by mommy of course.

Overall a very fun and enjoyable time with the best family ever!


  1. It was a great albeit it somewhat quiet 4th. We missed all of the rest of the family,but the fireworks were fun. Who couldn't love little Maddie as you see her photos. Her G&G adore her.

  2. Is that face goreous or what?
    Hugs and Kisses Grandma

  3. I am soooo excited to get to see this little princess in person this week! Can't believe that it has been a year since I last saw her, will be so fun to get to see how much she has changed and grown!

  4. Beautiful family photos... Maddie looks ready to take on the world. I think you are growing another 4th of July pyromaniac! Grannie says she is up and walking--by the time we see you in August no doubt she will be running. Watch out comes Madison!
    Auntie Ann