Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July is Mike's favorite holiday and since his birthday is on the 1st we usually have fun filled first few days of July. We went to the Caldwell 4th of July parade and celebration at Memorial park. Where the kids played in the jumpy house, had a pony ride, petted animals in the petting zoo and picked out real bug jewelry. Then we came home and made star shaped cookies and brownies that looked like little BBQ grills with candy hamburgers, hot dogs, fish and kabobs. On the 4th we had some of Mike's family over for a BBQ in the back yard. We had a surprise visit from Mike's sister Ruby and her four little girls all the way from Colorado Springs. The kids loved having kids to play with and started a water fight. Which is a tradition in Mike's family doesn't matter which get together or the weather. To finish up the weekend we all went to the big fireworks.

Mike on his birthday.

Kids at the 4th of July Parade.

Kids watching the parade.

Ashley on the pony ride.

Owen with his Real Bug braclet with a white crab in it.

Ashley helping make cookies.

Stacy baking the cookies.

Ashley with our cookies, brownies & Patri-botic centerpiece.

Surprise visit from the Weideman's - Layla, Alaina, Lexi & Alyse

Grandma Reva & Kristey in the back yard.

Aunt Carla & Aunt Ruby at our BBQ.

Mike BBQing hamburgers & hot dogs.

Mariah, Reva, Kristey, Amanda & Carla in our back yard.

Owen with his cousins, Alaina, Layla & Lexi

Waiting for the fireworks to start.

Having a great time watching the fireworks.

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