Friday, June 20, 2008

Summerfest in Orem :)

Last weekend, it was Summerfest in Orem...they have the whole carnival set-up, parade, fireworks...and more!! We took advantage of the available activities and went out for the day. Ryan had a WHOLE day of homework, so Klous & I needed something to do!! Thank goodness for friends that are willing to come along and go through this too!!
We started off the morning with going to the "Cutest Baby Contest"...I didn't take any pictures there, but I came home with a cute 3 x 5 of Klous that they took!! Every mom has to experience this at least once right?? ONCE is all :) It was retarded...I don't need some silly contest to tell me that my kid is cute...and I know I'm a bit biased...but he is a WHOLE LOT cuter then these babies that won...but whatever!! You live and you learn!!! It was an experience...that's for sure!! After the contest...which we went to with our friend Caradon and her little guy Chase...we went to bum around the booths...then to breakfast...basically wasting time til nap-time!!

We headed home and took naps...just to meet up at the park again for the announcement of the "winners" of the contest!!! Ryan had done enough homework, that he was able to come with us to that part. We got to the tent where it was...and Klous was excited to see his friend "Baby" Chase!!! Here they are together in the wagon...Klous thought it was pretty cool he was holding him!!
After finding out my kid is ugly according to the judges...just kidding...:) we walked around some more...I was definitely having the signs of dehydration...and it wasn't good. I was getting real nauseous and dizzy and I found some water and shade and sat for awhile!! It was kind of scary...guess I need to drink more...especially being prego!!! We went and found some dinner and snacks...then headed to our spot for the parade!!!
Klous was having a tough time staying with us...and kept running into the crowds of finally Daddy got to hold him for a bit before the parade!!! Klous seems real bothered by it huh!! But check out that look on Daddy's face!!! It was a LONG, HOT day!!!
Then the parade started...Klous was real nervous and scared about the noisy firetrucks, police cars, army guys with the guns...and everything else that he just sat on my lap for the majority of it!!
Once one float went by that threw candy...he was all over that!! He got a sucker, and was all smiles then!! That's definitely one BIG difference in Minnesota parades to Utah parades...there's NO comparison in the amount of they throw like seriously 7 pieces every 20 feet...back go home with a grocery bag full!! I miss that...not to mention the bands out here...nothing compared to the REAL marching bands back home!! Oh's still a parade...and it's fun!!
We were sitting by some friends...and they have a little boy who's just a little older then Klous...and they are crazy they are fighting...and dancing to the music!!!
Not sure what this is supposed to me?? Cody is a silly kid...and Klous just watched him most of the time!!
I guess the parade people watch for crazy kids though...the hair school float went by...and Cody got a new hair-do!! Lucky kid huh...pretty nifty!!!
Klous got scared of something again...and was walking back to me...silly kid...why won't he just watch it and enjoy it!!! I guess he did enjoy's a video I had to get of him...he's been REALLY into dancing lately...and I thought this was enjoy!!
After the parade...we headed home to get jammies on...then went to the hospital grass close by to watch the fireworks...didn't get any pictures of those...but they were fun too!! It was a LONG day...and we were happy to hit our pillows that night...can't wait for 4th of July though!! :) :) :)


Mike and Jana Black said...

I hate baby contests. I took Madelyn to one once and Logan to one once and I'm not doing it again. They never perform like they need to to win. Oh well I think they're the cutest kids in the world!

JJ said...

I think Klous is adorable, and an awesome dancer! I love the arm a breakoff of the chicken dance.
It looks like you had a lot of fun. Love you and miss you!

krista said...

What a fun day! Klous looks so cute!! (The baby contest people must not know anything, were bribed, or are related to the winners!) It would be fun to see you guys again! We will have to plan a lunch!

Mike and Jana Black said...

did you get my email about my scentsy party wed the 25th from 6 to 8 at my house?

Morgan said...

That is some sweet hair that little boy has. A bit to teenager for a toddler in my opinion. But cute. Klous, he's so dang cute. You got a good one there Becki!