Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July 2009

Whew...this was a busy, crazy, fun weekend!! It all started for us on Thursday night when we had friends over for a BBQ...unfortunately the weather decided it didn't want to cooperate with us the WHOLE time, so while we ate we got rained on a bit...but then it cleared up for the kids to do sparklers and us to do fireworks!!!

The kids were pretty excited...
And the rest of us were excited for the fireworks too...we're all ready!!!
Aysha & Addi sitting with Auntie Shauna...aren't they cute!!!
Oooohhhh...Ahhhhh...pretty huh!!!
Sorry it's so dark, but I had to laugh cuz we were wondering how many guys it took to light a firework!! Or maybe they were doing something else!?!?!
More pretty ones...
And Klous' special pick of the night...the crazy clown with googly eyes!! The eyes and mouth lit up on this...it was pretty cool!!!
Then Friday morning it was time to get UP and ready at 5:15 so that we could leave the house by 5:30 A.M...we were going to watch the hot air balloon launch...here's Klous all ready and raring to go!!!
Klous & Summer by the BIG pig balloon...they were blowing it up at the time!!! Can you see the kids!?!?! :-)
Me and my kiddos...
Daddy and the kiddos!!
Watching Smokey the Bear going up...
There it goes...
And he's up!!!
The rest of them getting ready to take off...
I love this shot of Klous...just watching the balloons in the sky!!!

Ryan took this picture with the mountains in the back...pretty cool!!!
Klous saying..."buh-bye balloons" :)
All of them up!!!
Then to the morning of the 4th!! It was another early morning so we could find a spot at the parade...but not near as early as the day before!! I had to take pictures of Aysha before we left, because I never know if she'll keep all her cute stuff on by the end of the day!!!

Our little 4th of July baby!!
All ready for the parade!!!
We found a spot...and it was nice too...the sun was HOT...but it rained for a bit so that cooled us down...just in time for more SUN!!
Our cute family!!!
Mommy & Aysha...
Crazy Daddy & Cool Klous :)
Mommy & Klous
Argh...Pirate Klous :)
After the parade it was back to the house to get ready for the picnic at Grandma & Grandpa Pulham's...(Ryan's grandparents)...but the guys had to get a few swings/putts/hits in!! Klous thinks it's pretty cool to play with the big boys!!!
We did the picnic...but Aysha got sick there and puked the whole time...GROSS...so we ate and left...then took naps and got ready to stake out a place to watch the BIG fireworks in Provo. We went back to the park where they do the balloons, and it was great!! Klous & Daddy played for a bit before they started and while we waited...
Then my FAVORITE part of the whole weekend came...the jets flying over the stadium...I LOVE it...
I sure am glad to be part of such an amazing nation and the freedoms that we enjoy!! Hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July as well!!!

7 comments:

Karen Brothersen said...

That was an awesome post! I love your patriotism! Some of us have it, and some of us don't.... and girl.... we got it! :)

Me and My Hawkes BOYZ said...

What a great weekend... you guys were busy! Thanks for the bbq invite, it was a lot of fun.

krista said...

The 4th of July is always such a fun weekend! I am sad that it is already over! Klous and Aysha look too cute dressed up for the 4th!

Andrea and Danny said...

awesome pictures! looks like you guys had tons of fun!! aysha and klous just get cuter and cuter!! You guys too ;)

love you!

Jamie said...

fun pictures. The baloons are incredible. I bet the kids thought that was pretty cool. we went to Thanksgiving point and fought the mosquitos for our fireworks this year. Your party looked pretty fun though. maybe even better. I ended up in the car with a grumpy mason. Not so fun.

Ambyr40 said...

Cute! That BBQ was super fun! We were at the balloons too, but i forgot my phone and couldnt call you! Anyways, SUPER cute outfits!

Morgan said...

Wow! I love all the pictures! I am glad you guys had a great weekend! Next summer we need to plan our trip to MN together so we can be there at the same time!