Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday U.S.A

Happy 4th of July!! Sorry we are about 3 weeks late in blogging about it!  But we had a ton of fun!  Here are some pictures from that day’s events!

This picture is a little out of order but I like it so much I wanted it at the top of my post!  Look how patriotic they look!  Sparkle sparkle!

We started the day off by going to Beth and Nathan’s ward breakfast!  Nathan made some of the pancakes for the breakfast and they were great!  After the breakfast they had a little parade for all the primary and nursery kids!  Since Emmy doesn’t have a bike…yet… (can someone say Birthday!!) Alex pushed Emmy and Kaylee around in the Given’s bike trailer!  Emmy thought it was the coolest thing ever!

So all the kids were lined up and when the whistle blew to start the parade most kids thought it was a race and they all took off!!  Except for Josh!  He was so cute on his little bike!  He had this face the whole time that seemed to say “don’t those kids realize they are going in circles?”  It totally cracked us up!

After the parade was over Josh was nice enough to share his bike with Emmy!  She immediately took off around the circle.  When I called to her to take a picture she quickly paused and yelled cheese and then she was on her way! Luckily I was already perched on the sidewalk with the camera!

Emmy and Logan saying cheese while on their bikes!  They must be cousins!

The whole Fam after breakfast!!

That night we had some sparklers and poppers for the kids to do!  They did great and had tons of fun with them!  Logan and Emmy liked the sparklers most and Josh really liked the poppers!

Here’s a close up of Kaylee and her daddy!  We had to go buy some headbands after a couple people thought she was a boy at the ward breakfast!  I think these little butterflies did the trick!  I think she looks very girlie!  Cutie pie!

Here’s Beth looking very 4 of July-ish!

Girl’s just wanna have fun!!

Emmy and her sparkler!  She had fun making designs in the air!  If you look close you can see the accumulating pile of used sparklers on the ground.

I thought this was a really cute picture of Logan with his sparkler!  They seemed to have a ton of fun!

Happy 4th of July everybody!!!

Denver: Part the First

We went to Denver over the 4th of July weekend to visit Alex’s sister and her family!  We had an awesome time!  So awesome that we have like 100 pictures!! It was too hard to narrow down the pictures into one post so I’m going to do a few of them!! They had a lot of fun activities for us to do and seeing as we are small town people now we were excited to see all Denver had to offer!! Here are some pictures from our first few days there!

Here are all the kids playing with the fun marble toy Grandma Kath sent to the boys!  I think the big kid in the back had the most fun!

And here is another picture with everyone smiling!

The next day we went to a splash ground at one of the outdoor malls near Beth and Nathan’s house.  Emmy was a little nervous at first but she got the hang of it when she saw her cousins running through it!

All the kids decided it would be much more fun if the daddies came in too!  So Alex and Nathan ran through clothes and all!  They were pretty well soaked!  A little boy tripped close to Alex and dropped his toy.  Alex bent over to pick it up for him and didn’t realize his face was right over one of the holes and the water shot him in the face!  I didn’t see it but Nathan said it was pretty funny!

Here is Kaylee laughing at daddy getting wet!  She had a lot of fun watching all the kids running around the mall!

After the splash ground we went to eat at Paradise Bakery (SO YUMMY!) in a different part of the mall.  These cute umbrellas were right outside the restaurant so we let the kids run around under them too since they were still in their swimsuits!

We couldn’t convince Emmy to go in at first so then we started throwing her headband in and she would go get it for us!  She thought it was hilarious!  Then she started playing it with Logan and Josh.  Then Alex started throwing his shoes in!  Then he and Nathan played horseshoes using their shoes and the bottom of the umbrella statues.

Logan, Josh and Emmy were very dilligent about retrieving the “horseshoes” for their dads!  Here they are “discussing” who will take the headband to Alex!  🙂  What cuties!

It seems like I usually have a picture of us playing Wii whenever Beth and Nathan visit! So…here we are playing Wii!! Logan really liked playing boom blox and he is pretty good too!  It was nice to relax in their awesome basement when it was really hot outside!

Here is Kaylee getting into mischief while we were playing Wii!  She had lots of fun playing with all her cousins toys!

And finally a new little skill that she picked up while in Denver!  You can’t tell in this picture but she is about 3 or 4 stairs up already!

And finally here is a picture of her “look what I can do” face!  I get to see this face a lot becuase she is always getting into something!  She is going to be walking in no time!  She is growing up so fast…(motherly sigh)…what happened to my little baby!

Okay!  Stay tuned for the next installments of our trip to Denver which include: 4th of July, a Rockies game, and more crazy fun with cousins!!