Happy 4th of July!!

USA! USA! USA!
USA! USA! USA!

 

Can you guess what our new contraption is?   Answer below:
Can you guess what our new contraption is? Answer below:

We had a full, fun Fourth of July celebrating at the annual Rescue Mission BBQ Bash…a special time with our homeless guests, staff and residents complete with a fabulous bbq buffet thanks to chef Pat and his crew and carnival games (thanks Sherry and John!).  Olivia and Max went early with me to help set up, Wilson and Rolf hung back with Rudy until the event started.  Rudy spent most of his time tucked in his stroller in the shade but I think he liked his first 4th of July party.  We got home at the end of the day hot and sticky so we all jumped in the pool to cool off…Rudy couldn’t join us in the water  but has a new backyard patio pasttime he thinks is pretty cool (see pic below).

Time to celebrate!
Time to celebrate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We end the day so very thankful for Rolf’s team at the mission…a special group of people willing to spend their holiday throwing a fun party for a group of folks who are normally asked to leave public events rather than invited to them!  The life of our family is richer for knowing them…here are just a few:

Me and Sherry!
Me and Sherry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie and a pie in the face!
Eddie and a pie in the face!

 

 

Olivia helping John with the raffle drawing!
Olivia helping John with the raffle drawing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean-up crew?
Clean-up crew?

 Now for the answer to our teaser-question above…drum roll please…

It's a "Bag o' Rudy"!!!
It's a "Bag o' Rudy"!!!
This just in from Rolf and the kids on their way to see fireworks!
This just in from Rolf and the kids on their way to see fireworks!

8 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July!!

  1. Love that you had a great day! I was remembering when your family joined us one 4th of July for fireworks at Lake Murray. I think that was about 7 years ago, I remember pushing a stroller for one of my kids. Happy fourth.
    Hugs and kisses to you all.

  2. you seem to live life to it’s fullest, good for you(sometimes my daughter drives us a little crazy with the scedules) Bless all of you, Nick’s Grandma

  3. Looks like a wonderful celebration to me! So glad you are able to get out and do “normal” activities with your whole family! I know all of that activity enriches Rudy’s life tremendously!

  4. Love the Rudy hammock! I knew it immediately! He can enjoy being with the kids while they’re in the pool too! Very nice.
    Hope your fourth was awesome! Ours was pretty darn good! Love you!

  5. Glad you had a fun day with special people! Love the Bag ‘o Rudy!!! Olivia looks very important in her raffle role! Love you!

  6. Looks like a blast! Trish you are so festive and fun! Good job to all the SBRM staff. I love Rudy’s flying lounger…..looks like he’s passed out after a long day of partying.

  7. I love the Bag’o’Rudy Hammock! Looks like a very festive 4th! Way more exciting than ours! Can’t wait to see you soon!

  8. Actually in Indo, that swing is about the only crib lots of babies have – sometimes they even put a little spring on it. And then you need to rent a little old lady to keep it going 24/7. Looks good! What a patriotic and fun crew.

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