Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 4th of July.....

What a great 4th of July we had this year.. It was Nate's friday off and with Monday being a holiday that gave him a 4 day weekend.. And that never usually happens. We were so happy to have Nate home with us for 4 days.. We started off our holiday weekend by going to the Cherry Day's parade on Saturday morn. The kids had a blast and got a ton of candy..
:Saturday July 3:

Trying to wait for the parade to start wondering when the candy is gonna start flying.

Again waiting for the candy.... They had a whole bunch by then but they were willing to sit around waiting for more..

Preston just relaxed and hung out in his stroller..
After the parade we went to the Logan Cruise in.. And guess what I didn't take one picture of a car. LOL Oh well. The kids had fun and they loved walking in the river..
Carter just wanted to splash around.

Camden had a blast walking back and forth, we couldn't get him to leave.. His please just one more time become probably around 20 times..
The only ok pic I have when we did fireworks later that night. My camera just doesn't do good dusk pictures.. Needless to say the kids had a blast doing fireworks. It's so nice when the little ones are excited by the small fireworks.. We then sat out and watched Weber Highs firework show and we could also see Perry's doing theres.

:Sunday July 4:

We decided to take a little drive (you know let the kids get a nice nap in) and we ended up driving all the way to Smith and Morehouse it was wonderful up there and actually a bit cold. The kids had fun walking around and of course throwing rocks in the river.. We even saw a guy walking up the river and he caught 2 fish.. The kids thought that was great. And we are now excited to go camping up there.
Camden standing on the north end of the lake.
Kids throwing rocks

Taking a little stroll.
:Monday July 5:
Camden was lucky enough to be in the Farr West Parade this year. He got to ride on a float for his preschool. He had so much fun..
He was on the opposite side of where we were sitting so I didn't get a great shot of him, but hey it works right?

The 2nd float that Appleseed Academy had.
After the Farr West parade and a few naps for all of us. We headed to my parents neighbors house where they had a cherry tree chuck full of cherries. We ended up picking a ton of cherries and the kids had a blast in the tree.

Carter showing us what a big guy he is in the cherry tree.

Camden, Carter and Bunna hanging out in the tree.
My niece Courtnie also had her baby on July 5. I got to go to the hospital and see her. She is such a cutie. She weighed in at 7 lbs 1 oz and 19 inches long. She is so tiny.. And her darling little name is Anyston. Pictures to follow sometime...


Jennifer said...

Amanda, I found your blog through other blogs. Your family is so cute. I hope you don't mind if I blog stalk you and add you to my blog roll. IF you want to join mine send me your e-mail to goldieloxj@msn.com and I'll invite you. Glad to see you are doing well.

Jenn Boman (Barker)

Vause Family said...

Love the pictures! Jenn, you need to convince Amanda to run the 10K with us in October.

Mandy and Nate said...

Um a 10K? Can I walk it? LOL I would love to maybe do it. Let me know all the info and I will see if I can't start training..

Michelle said...

I'm glad you found me so I could see you cute family. Your kids are all cute, I love how chubby Preston is!