Sunday, July 4, 2010

Some Summer Stuff

Today is the 4th of July. I can't believe how much stuff I have done this month (yes, in just 4 days).

On the 1st of July I met up with two of my college roommates and went to the little farm at Thanksgiving Point. It was so fun getting together again. Mckinley of course couldn't do anything there, but it was fun to watch Lisa and Laura's kids get so excited about everything.

Mckinley slept the entire time and ended up having about a 5 hour nap. Here she is stretching once I finally took her out of her car seat. I love love love watching her stretch. I guess I love watching her do anything though.

Friday, July 2nd we woke up super early and went to see the hot air balloons. I love doing this every year.

I loved the new coca cola balloon this year. Unfortunately the balloons didn't even take off that day because they said the wind was too strong up high.

After the balloons I went and met my new nephew, Bryce. He was just 3 days old. I love new babies.

It was pretty incredible to see how much Mckinley has grown. These guys are less than 2 months apart.

Later that night we went swimming at the Lindon pool. We didn't even attempt to get Mckinley in this time.

Brandon had fun trying to surf. We have some pretty awesome videos of him crashing. There is no way I would ever dare try this thing. I am so uncoordinated!

Saturday July 3rd my nephew Brecken got baptized.

Bryant and Summer had some amazing food there. My favorite was Summer's watermelon jello. It looked (and tasted) so good.

Later that night I went to the Stadium of Fire with my sister, Kristen. I had only been to the Stadium of Fire once before when I was like 13 and I always want to go every year. It did not disappoint! I had a blast.

Carrie Underwood was awesome live.

Our view of the fireworks was awesome and we were far enough away that we didn't have to deal with any smoke or ash. It was perfect.

Brandon and Mckinley had their first daddy daughter date while I was gone. He took her to the Freedom Festival booths in downtown Provo and then they watched the fireworks up by the Provo Temple.

Then today on the 4th of July, Mckinley was blessed. See below for that post. Tomorrow we are looking forward to another early morning with the parade. Man, summertime is the best. Don't worry Mom, you'll be home next summer and you can enjoy all of this stuff with us and your new grandkids!


Kellie said...

Wow your month of July sounds like mine! Isn't this time of year the best? I can't get enough of all these fun summer activities!

Joanna said...

Its so fun to see a pic of Laura! I think about her a lot- we had some good talks up at Ricks. Can you send me her contact info? Is she on facebook? My email is Thanks!!!

Susan Bishop said...

I can't wait for next summer! I love your blog. It is so fun to feel your enthusiasm for motherhood. It doesn't sound like having a baby around is holding you back much!