Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We had an eventful 4th of July! We started out at the Rexburg Parade with Jewels and was insanely hot! Our water bottles had very warm-borderline hot-water in them by the end, but it was still worth attending! By the way, we are SOOOO going to miss Jewels and Eric when we move to Oregon. It has been so fun living so close to them.
A shot of Jemma - awe struck by the wonders included in the parade.
Jemma and Aunt Jewel checking things out.

Me and Brandon...can't beat a $5 tee at Old Navy!
One of the floats were handing out balloons...Jemma LOVES balloons...she calls the "yoons". Brandon took her right up to the lady handing them out to make sure she got one. What a great dad!
This old airplane had WOOD propelors. CrAzY!
Me and Jemma.
Carter slept throught the whole thing in his stroller...what a trooper!

Jemma staying cool...or as cool as possible...with her bottle of warm water. The tank behind her was insanely huge. There were people sitting on top of it throwing candy to the crowds and we didn't think they would clear the trees!
Don't know if you can tell what that it is the front of that float, but just so you know, it's supposed to be a bald eagle. The Hair Academy, a beauty school here in Rexburg did this one, and all the people's costumes were primarily made of hair...ya, those wings - hair. Abraham Lincolns hat - hair...You get the point.
Me and Carter back at the house while we're waiting for our hamburgers to be barbequed...still sleeping!
He's awake! I had to get a shot, or two of the kids in their festive clothing! Don't know if you can tell, but Jemma had on some cute red, white and blue plaid shorts, compliments of Nina and Papa. The overalls Carter is wearing were thanks to them too!

When we went to the park to wait for the fireworks to start, we set up ladder golf to pass the time. For those who have never played, it's a pretty fun out door game. Jemma wanted to be part of the fun too, but she stayed out of the way pretty well by copying Alison off to the side here.

And it wouldn't be the 4th of July without some fireworks! Jay and Alison brought some sparklers and let Jemma have a go at them. Dad monitoring our little pyro. The fireworks show here in Rexburg was, lets just say modest...but cute! Perfect for little kids. Here's one of the shots we got of the fireworks show.
We had a fun day, and most importantly, were able to reflect on the blessings that we recieve from living in this free country! We love America and pray that it will forever be the "land of the free and the home of the brave!"


Sharee & Arthur said...

Wow-I can't believe the eagle wings of hair! Wow. That's about all I can say about that. Am I the only one who finds that a little disturbing? I don't know why, but for some reason, I don't like hair once it's fallen out of my head . . . or been cut off . . . whatever. Very festive in its own creative way, I guess. Well, you guys all look adorable and very patriotic in your Red White and Blue. I'm glad you guys had such a fun day. We did too! I've been trying to post my pictures for like an hour, and I'm getting really frustrated! I'm trying to figure out a new format, and it shouldn't be this difficult. But I may end up just doing the same thing as always.

Haden's Family said...

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Harris Family said...

Cute pictures, I didn't even see you take the ones at the park. Jay is mourning leaving Brandon for a whole week again, I don't know what we're going to do when we actually move next week! Hope you guys have a good week! We'll call you this weekend because I'm sure there's some golfing to be done by the boys!

Sara said...

Looks like you had a blast on the fourth, while still looking adorable! Happy Anniversary tomorrow by the way! Any fun plans? Hopefully you two get some time to yourselves.

PS I did find the hair float a little disturbing too, Sharee.

Mason & Laura said...

Jenny I love your 4th of July pictures! (I do agree with your sister that the "hair" float was really....disturbing haha) Carter is looking so big, and you are looking like you never could have been pregnant! I can't believe he is already 2 months old, how has work been going? I have a lil' sumpin' to send you...that I just need to put in the mail (one of my many downfalls, getting to the post office is tough for some reason! when are you moving?) but I hope you know we are thinking about you and that cute little baby boy!

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

awe!! your fourth seemed like it was alot of fun!! Jemma is getting so big!! and Carter is still adorable, of course. You really got alot of great pics, I'm sad you guys are leaving rexburg! You wont be there when I come back :(