Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July. These last two 4th's I've missed going up to Canton in Georgia and seeing the fireworks with the Grahams, the Kelleys and the Dunlaps. It was so much easier and much more fun than going to Seattle. All we had to do was drive 15 minutes into town and voila, a fireworks extravaganza! To see a good display around here you've got to fight masses of people and horrendous traffic in Seattle. So we didn't even bother with it this year and it really made the holiday more enjoyable for me. We spent the day with my parents and my sister up in Marysville then trekked out to Enumclaw to our friends Natalie and Eric's place. I have never seen so many fireworks in my life. Their front room looked like a fireworks stand. I don't even want to know how much money was spent on fireworks, it had to be a lot. The fireworks were already being lit off when we got there at 6:00 and they literally did not stop until 11:00. I'm not kidding, it was a constant stream of fireworks for 5 hours. And we're talking like 20 kids and grownup's lighting them off. When they stopped at 11:00 there were still fireworks left over. On top of that we had GREAT food! My friend Natalie can bake!!! We had awesome cupcakes and fresh fruit pies that were to die for, BBQ and potato salad, YUM!!!

Natalie made this ridiculously cute bow for Tallula, this kids head is always decked out! Notice how fat and juicy she is, we love it!

These are "THE GIRLS". They have all known each other for most of their lives. From left to right, my Taylor, my friend Natalie's Kiersten and Aubrey, my friend Nena's Jordan, Alaina and Olivia.

The kids and one grown up kid!

Taylor jumping over smoke bombs, I did the same thing when I was a kid. Ok...I still do it.

His feet were even worse! It took 30 minutes in the tub to soak the dirt off of him. Oh and yes, I realize he needs a hair cut. He still won't get one for another week or two, I hate cutting his hair.


Brenda said...

I am lovin' that bow on little Tallula's head! Adorable!

Sounds like you guys had a great Fourth! :)

Natalie and Eric said...

I'm glad that you had fun. I think that it needs to become a new tradition. We loved having you guys out here!

Tori said...

I love the bow! I SO miss that girly stuff with a baby that can't fight back yet! Zane doesn't appreciate bows in Brock's hair! Go Figure!