Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Independance Day!

We began our 4th of July this year by attending the Parade. The kids liked it because of the candy and toys they got, the little girls liked it because of the "princesses" in it, and Erik liked it because he was sitting in shade. :) Erik and Allen weren't invited in this picutre because they were too cool to dress festive for the was really hard to get a picutre with all kids looking, out of many taken I'm sorry but this was the best.

Our favortie part of the parade were these jeeps. It's kind of hard to tell exactly what they are doing from this picture, but one jeep would stop in the middle and then the four jeeps around it would all ride up onto one of the center jeep's tires. Everytime they did it it looked like they were all going to tip over, but it was pretty cool.

Later that afternoon we had them all over to our house. We went swimming first, had a BBQ and then watched the Thanksgiving Point Fireworks from our neighborhood.
Thanks to Allen and Gretchen these glow sticks were a life saver for the kids. Waiting around until 10 at night for fireworks with a bunch of tired kids isn't always the best experience. :) But these glow sticks kept them all very happy, until the fireworks came on and then they all wanted to go home. KIDS! They are so funny. They all couldn't wait for them to start, and then after about two of them they all want them to end and are begging to go home. :)


Gretchen said...

That was a fun day! One to remember...that's for sure! At least it didn't end with us all getting soaked by the sprinklers.