Independence Day

18 07 2008

With cousins from Oregon and grandparents still in town, we had a really fun fourth of July. The city put on a fourth of July festival in one of the parks with inflatable rides, activities, and outrageously overpriced food. It was great!

My nephews, Andrew and Alex, pointing at something while waiting in line.

More line waiting with their big brother Jason.

Eden, explaining to Rainbow her plot to escape boredom while waiting in line–

Leapfrog! Or, at least, some form of it.

Eden, at the bottom of the Tidal Wave slide–totally worth the wait.

I love this one of Andrew–he looks like he’s going to be landing on his face extremely soon, but he’s quite happy about it.

I tried to get Rainbow to change into something else, but she insisted on wearing her new skirt.

Luckily, she’s wearing purple panties.

Eden, emerging from the back end of the octopus “ride”. The kids thought this was hilarous.

This is Andrew. “Help! Pull me out!”

The girls decided the real-pony-merry-go-round was worth the wait.

Rainbow was extra excited.

This picture kind of makes it look like they were going fast. They weren’t.

Rainbow and Stan, posing before the dismount.

A balloon sword battle (my favorite kind).

Colby LOVES his stuffed dolphin. I’m not sure why.

The reason there are no pictures of Zack is because he went with Grandma and Grandpa to the car show–and LOVED it. He’s particularly fond of Mustangs.

Later on, we had fireworks in our cul-de-sac.

The A Team sparking up the street

Rainbow doing her sparkler dance.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but Alex’s face is hilarious. “Check me out. I’ve got TWO sparklers.”
The peanut gallery.
More sparkler fun–

Happy belated fourth, everybody!


18 07 2008

Grandma made these cute skirts for the girls. They love them! Thanks, Grandma!