Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Princess Party

Avery has been invited to the neighborhood Princess Party! There are two amazing young women in our neighborhood who put fun things on for the kids in the area each summer. She has been looking forward to this for weeks! She isn't Cinderella or Snow White, but I like the Poodle Princess look!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Corn Kids

Today we are going to Grandma Morgan's for dinner- one of our favorite things to do! Grandma had us pick up six dozen ears of corn yesterday at the farmer's market for today's dinner...Uncle Kevin is coming and he will probably eat at least half of that (I kid, I kid!) The kids wanted to get the corn ready for Grandma so they had a corn shucking party in the backyard. As you can see from the photos, they got a little creative as they neared the 50th ear of corn. Have I ever mentioned how much I love having a little girl? ;)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

What a holiday! We love the 4th of July and all of its festivities. We started out our day with the annual Ten Mile Ward Breakfast, which was delicious and full of great talks and songs. We then played at home, went to see Jay at the Farmer's Market, got in a nap (yea!), and finished up preparation for our BBQ at our house. (This is Jen and me at our BBQ.)

Each year we invite all of our friends and neighbors over for a BBQ and fireworks. This year was our best ever! We loved having the Cases bring Erin's family (this is Lex and Erin with her dad and little Cyrus). Each family brought something to share and our potluck table was packed with all the 4th of July favorites!

We had friends come from all over the area to join in on the fun! We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends with which to spend our time. (This is Eric and Melissa Rafn.)

I even got to get in on the fireworks fun this year with sparklers and lighting the fireworks in the road. I even lit some flowers and threw them in the air...getting daring in my old age! =)

Here Owen and Brooklyn, our neighbor girl, are sharing some fire to make the sparklers light up. The kids enjoyed the fireworks more than ever. Zack got to be the big kid again and help Lex light the 'big ones.'

The Cases thought up this great idea: a Drinkery! They had all kinds of Italian sodas and fancy non-alcoholic drinks available to make. We had a huge line of everyone waiting to get their turn. Thanks Lex and Erin!

We hope that you all had a wonderful day enjoying your freedom in our beautiful country. We feel so thankful for all of the many blessings that we have received because of those who have gone before and made our freedom possible. Happy Independence Day!