Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fourth of July FUN!

The morning of the fourth we went to a breakfast at the church. They had a childrens bike parade. Lil rode her tricycle around wearing a stars and stripes hat. She loved it.

Then we drove up to Fort Collins to my parents.
We all were there!!! (only exceptions are my brother J who is in Brazil on a Mission, and Mer's husband J who is in California and couldn't take off from his acting part)
So... D-lyn, Ke-ton, Mer, Cari, LJ, Spenc, ChrisT, and S-beth were all together.
We had a carnival theme for our activities. I put together a penny toss, fishing for prizes, and painted a picture with Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross with the faces open so you can stand behind and your face is now theirs

Mer painted faces. Mom with LJ and her husband had a cute 3 little pigs set up. so we could build with straws, sticks, and blocks ect.

We swam alot. The pool at mom and dad's was full of cousins and even extended family too. LJ's in-laws were there and S, T's brother made sure everone was splashed or dunked or sabotaged when trying to float above the water. :D That made it really fun.

We went to the feild behind the Jr. High to launch model rockets. That was really great for J, ChrisT, actually all the guys were excited about it!

It had rained and we got a really cool rainbow and some awesome sun lit views and bright orange clouds.
We went to the city fireworks. They were the best this year! Sitting in the park and watching the fireworks is so nostalgic.