Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweet Land of Liberty!

The 4th of July just might be my very favorite holiday. It's right up there with Christmas. But what's not to love-the weather is warm, BBQs, swimming, pride and gratitude for our country, and of course the fireworks! 

Reed got all of his hours in by Thursday, so we had a nice 4-day weekend! On Friday we went to the water park in Provo, Seven Peaks. We thought Evan would enjoy the kiddie pool, but he was not having it. He warmed up to it a little bit, but every time we tried to push him just a little more he would start signing all done or would try to get us to go to the car! Hopefully he'll like it by the time the weather cools down again! (We didn't take our camera, but here are a few pics from a few days before playing with the hose in the yard)

On Saturday, we took Evan to his first movie in a theater...and it was probably his last for a while! We took him to see a 11:00 showing of Cars 2, so there were only a few other families there (so we only got minimal dirty looks). Evan watched a little bit, but then he was much more interested in walking up and down the stairs in between fistfuls of popcorn. Oh well.

Saturday evening we got together with Reed's brother and his family for a yummy BBQ and flag cake before heading to the BYU men's soccer game. We do it every year and it's so fun. Evan was so excited to go to BYU with his cousins! Unfortunately the Cougs had to settle with a tie. After the game they let everyone down onto the field so we can watch the fireworks show from the Stadium of Fire. Evan loved the fireworks! He kept signing more and calls them "boom boom" (with a fist pump).

We of course spent our Sunday at church and at home trying to get a grumpy little boy back on schedule after a late night. 

We wanted to go back to Seven Peaks on Monday, but it was cloudy and a little rainy, so we decided not to. But we did do sparklers with Evan that night. I think he liked them!

Does his Dad look nervous or what? Cause he was!


Dean, Andrea, Tanner, Landon, & Braddock said...

I LOVE Reed's face with the sparklers! Ha! They make me nervous too! And you were brave to try out the movie theater. We still haven't taken Tanner and he's 3 1/2! Sounds like a fun weekend though!

mommaj said...

I hope Reed wasn't so preoccupied with watching Evan and the sparkler that he forgot to LET GO of the bottle rocket. . .ergo Mr. B! I am jealous of all the stuff you got to do for the fourth. It was way too hot to go anywhere. Even Pete obeyed the no fireworks rule---Nuts!!

Kristi said...

Looks like a great weekend! That's great that Evan enjoyed the fireworks. We love sparklers!

Kiley said...

Evan is so cute! Looks like you guys had a great 4th- We'll miss having the 4th in Utah- no place does the 4th like Utah!

Our Birdiful Family! said...

Hey Brittnie!! Didnt know you had a blog! How do you like where you are living now? Looks like Evan Had a lot of fun!:)