Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July Weekend!

This year we followed tradition and headed up to the cabin and out of the heat! We had a wonderful time with Justin's family. It has been so long since we've all been together so it was great to be with everyone again (we missed you Krista & Ryan!).

For the actual 4th of July, we headed up to Eager for the annual parade. The kids loved this. They throw candy out after every other float goes by so Gunner was bound and determined to get as much candy as he could. There were a few times when his cousins didn't get any candy so he took some of his own and shared with them. Ah, what a sweet boy we have! He made his Momma proud!

Waiting for the parade to start...

Alisa made these super cute hats for the girls. Isn't she crafty? What cute girls!

Bree kept hers on for about 30 seconds. She's actually signing "all done."

I always get a little choked up when floats like this one goes by. I'm so thankful for the people that have served our country and are currently serving so that we can continue to enjoy our freedom.

The statue of liberty made an appearance too. This float was actually pretty cool.

Miss Breezy was her usual sweet self. She loved the parade. She was content to sit in her stroller with her blankie and watch the floats go by. She clapped her hands & squealed with delight as she'd watch her cousins and brothers run after candy. I'm so lucky to have this girl!

Later that day we had the traditional BBQ with hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs and all the fixins! So yummy!
(And, no, those are not beers, it's IBC root beer! The best ever!)

Isn't this cake cute? This is my neice Kelsey and Momma Cook. Great job ladies!

During the BBQ, Caleb decided he'd go on an adventure of his own in the stream by the cabin. He was covered in mud! It was extra fun cleaning him up! At least he had a good time!

God Bless America! The end!


The Johnson Family said...

I love the pic of Caleb in the mud...too funny! He looks like he loves it. Glad you had a great time up there...isn't the weather just beautiful! I totally did not want to come home from our trip.

Castle Family said...

I was even thinking your pics were looking quite nice, then I read your previous post that you got a nice camera :) Isn't it fun?? Looks like you had a fun 4th! We need to hook up sometime soon, it's been too long!

Scott+Tiffany said...

It WAS so nice to be all together. We had so much fun with you guys!

MelissanWinslow said...

Kari, okay so I found you from Melissa Bosen. Did you know I live in Eagar! Next time you are up we will have to get together! We live just by the highschool. But we were actully in Wyoming for the Fourth. LOVE THE HATS I saw them in a magazine and wondered if they could be as cute in real life and they are!!. So glad to hear the Breezy is doing well. Glad to have found you!
Melissa Minson McNeill

Clay's gal said...

What a fabulous 4th!
I'm so glad Bree is all better! You are one strong Mama! Just the 4 days we spent with Bella in the ICU about killed me off with worry!I know that must have been so hard on you and Justin. I'm so glad you finally just get to enjoy that beautiful Bree!! We need to get her, Corinne and Bella together for a play date!

The Driggs said...

That is so sweet of Gunner to give some of his candy to his cousins. I love the hats for the girls and that Bree is signing "all done" (Claire only does that when she's done eating...I love that Bree did it when she was all done wearing her hat!) That is so funny that Caleb went and played in the mud. What a total boy! It looks like you guys had such a great time. Love ya!

JakenDebbie said...

What a great fourth! And hooray for getting out of the heat! Bree looks so great, Kari! I am happy for you guys everyday. :)