Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Just a few of our fun celebrations ...

Saturday started off with this: Germany World Cup soccer game (Germany WON!!!) & Spain World Cup soccer game (Spain WON!!!). Now the two will face off in the next round. With the USA out, these are my next two fave teams, so I'll be happy with whomever wins and moves on.

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Then, we worked in the yard and got a ton done. Still so much more to do, but it's nice to cross things off the "to-do" list. Ryan even grilled up a yummy dinner with Italian Sausages, home-made potato salad, strawberries, and rootbeer floats.

After dinner, Ryan took the kids out for a ride in this beauty. Finley got scared going downhill while Berlin just wanted to go faster. Go figure.

Then it was off to view the Sugarhouse fireworks display from the lawn of a nearby church. Fireworks are always better when you can watch them while playing on the playground at the same time (sorry it's so dark - I forgot to switch the setting). Finn is in the corner.

Berlin just wanted to run around and scream "It's beautiful!" at the top of her lungs every time she bothered to look at the fireworks. Must have been the cookies.

The fireworks were cool, but not as cool as Ryan's headlamp apparently.

Seriously - how cute are these munchkins?

After church today we busted out the Popping Snappers (or whatever they are called) and the sparklers. Seriously, we went thru 15 sparklers in less than 10 minutes. My kids are hooked.

Then we put Berlin to bed and Ryan, Finley and I watched the Country Club fireworks display from the comfort of our front lawn. Seriously, awesome view. Who knew? Next year, we'll maximize that viewing opportunity and have friends over. Then we watched the illegal fireworks that were being fired off in the cul-de-sac behind our field. Again, awesome view, who knew.

Tomorrow Ryan has the day off, so we'll be doing some more fun things - and probably a little more yard work. Yay for Independence Day!

1 comment:

Shelby said...

so fun to see what your family has been up to so far this summer!! your backyard looks lush!! keep having fun.