Thursday, August 16, 2012

July 4th + A Visit from Uncle Matt

I am: a) deathly tired of taking notes and b) woefully behind on blogging.

Cue new blog post.

My brother Matthew came to visit over the 4th of July. We all loved having him here, but I'm pretty sure Jamie loved it most of all! He had so much fun playing with his Uncle Matt!

We didn't do a whole lot to celebrate the 4th, due to a combination of Matt driving to Knoxville that day, amateur fireworks apparently being illegal in Knox County, and having a 2-year-old whose bedtime is 8:00. But we did have a really good dinner! The boys took care of grilling some extra delicious burgers while I made corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, homemade buns for the burgers, and crumb-topped apple pie for dessert. Yum! Thanks to the amazing view from our balcony, we were able to see several different fireworks displays, albeit from quite a distance and consequently not so big, but at least our holiday was not completely lacking in fireworks.

Thomas had school the next couple days, so Jamie and I kept Matt busy at the park, the library, and of course the zoo!
 We picked Thomas up after the zoo and got lunch at an Indian restaurant, where I managed to capture a classic Jamie face.
what a goober
 We really enjoyed having a visitor, and we hope Matthew enjoyed his trip too (and that Jamie didn't completely wear him out!).


  1. I had a great time! Thanks for letting me stay there! I might have some pictures on my phone that I forgot to send you before.

  2. Looks like a fun visit! I love the tall tower.