Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Fourth

We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July in Idaho Falls and Island Park!

Waiting for the fireworks
Hiking in Island Park


-Birthday party for our niece Remington. Lots of good food, including the best gf cupcakes I've ever eaten-- in fact one of the best cupcakes I've ever eaten--period!
-Time with family. My nephew Max was so cute on the Fourth watching the parade. He did not stop waving his flag the entire time.
-Breakfast on the Boulevard with my family and old neighbors and ward members. I look forward to the rhubarb syrup every year!
-Model T rides. Jackson joined his cousins Hayley and Max in throwing candy down the parade route before it started.
-The Idaho Falls parade. I've always loved going and it's even more fun going with a son of my own. We scored at the parade this year with tons of candy, ice cream, and tennis balls.
-BBQ with homemade lemon sorbet and chocolate ice cream.
-Fireworks. They are always amazing and we scored great parking this year. Plus, Julie brought glow sticks which is always a good thing. Jackson enjoyed the show and kept saying "wow!" He was pretty tired about halfway through though.
-Island Park: fourwheeler rides, campfire with s'mores, pinball, walks, seeing a buffalo during a quick drive in the park, hiking by coffeepot with my family (even though it turned out to be more like rock climbing!)


-Colder than normal temperatures. We were freezing at the beginning of the parade. Luckily it warmed up and the afternoon was nice.
-Not enough time! I left wishing I had a few more days to spend at the cabin.

Hope you all had a great Fourth of July. As for me, girls camp is next week so time to get back to reality!


Courtney said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I bet it's nice to have both your families in the same town :) Where did Jackson get his blonde hair? He's too cute, I know I say that on every post but he really is.

Mark and Lachelle said...

It was good seeing you guys on the 4th. If you ask me, Idaho Falls is the ONLY way to go for the 4th! However, that did suck that is was so cold in the morning for the parade!! Gotta love Idaho!