Thursday, July 09, 2009

4th of July!

We started our fourth of July celebration on the 3rd. That morning we headed out to the local sprinkler park with some friends from Brandon's school and had a great time. Ben and Hyrum just dove right in and got all wet and were in heaven. Emily needed her dad to help her warm up to the water and all the people at the park. Brandon is such a great dad and spent most of the time at the sprinkler park playing with all the kids. Hyrum loved playing with the squirt gun that some of the other kids brought to share.In the evening of the third, with the same friends we got together with in the morning from Brandon's school, we had a BBQ. The food was fantastic! Scott and Julie did a great job preparing everything.

After the BBQ, we went to a local carnival. By the way, it was at the carnival where Emmy tripped over her own feet and did quite the number on her lip! She got a very fat lip and a nice owie below her nose. The carnival was also where the kids jumped in the blow up house and Hyrum climbed a rock wall. Hyrum did such a great job of climbing the huge wall and didn't show any fear. He was so pleased with himself. He had the cutest little look on his face when he reached the top and looked back at us. He had a very proud and happy look. He is so cute.
We had a scary time right before the fireworks started, but thanks to our friends and lots of prayers and the good police and firemen of Millington it all worked out. The fireworks were amazing and Hyrum and Ben were in heaven. Emmy didn't like them quite so much. One firework went up in the air and Hyrum said, "That's what I am talking about!" It was so cute.

On the fourth, we got together with some friends in our ward and had another BBQ and fireworks. Emily and Brandon are always great hosts! The kids were so excited to go to their house; especially Ben. He was so excited to go inside Boo's house. It was pretty funny.

The food was great. After the BBQ Emily and Brandon planned a fun game for the kids. The dangled cookies from their swing set and had the kids try to eat the cookies without using their hands. Emmy was a little shy standing up their with the girls, but she had been eying those cookies as soon as they came out of the package. There was no way that she would back down on a treat. The boys really went to town trying to get their cookies. They had such a great time. If you watch the video closely you can see when Ben goes for our friend Tucker's cookie since he lost track of his own.

For those of you who don't know, Brandon's favorite holiday has to be the fourth of July. He loves fireworks! He is quiet the pyro. He even made a special trip in to Arkansas to get the fireworks that he wanted. He had a wonderful time setting them off for HOURS and was disappointed when I said that it was time to go home because our kids were tired.
The boys had a great time watching the fireworks, but after an hour or so went off to play with their friends. Emmy didn't like the fireworks at all and spent most of her time with grandma or sneaking back into the house and getting more nummies. She didn't even want to do a sparkler or a pops.

It was so muggy and humid that day that we were sweating like crazy. As a result, in the pictures we are glistening.

It was a great fourth of July and had a wonderful time with all our friends and grandma.
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Gurr Family said...

It's good to hear from you again. So you will have to tell us what happened on the 4th to make is scary. If it's not to personal. It sounds like you had a good weekend.

Heather said...

What a fun holiday! Your kiddos are getting so big! They're still as cute as ever. I love the picture with Ben and Emmy's silly faces.

Brianne said...

It looks like you guys had a great 4th of July! That sprinkler park looks so fun! I wish that they had something like that here by my house. Makayla LOVES those kinds of things. I love how darling Emmy looks with her nails all painted red and her cute little piggy tails and bows and bracelet. So adorable! Aren't girls fun to dress? Cute pics Natalie!

Jill Revell said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great 4th. Poor Emmy...I hate when kids get hurt. Super cute pics!

Bonnie said...

Looks like you guys had a great weekend! I love those sprinkler parks, they are so great! Also, I am so glad you got to see Wicked, I just love that show it is incredible!

mamasteph said...

Looks like you guys had a blast celebrating the 4th! Love the pictures of the kids!

emily said...

ben can come next time.... i think that's so cute! glad you had fun!