Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy 4th of July (belated)

We enjoyed spending the Fourth of July as a family. It was a busy day. We started first by heading to St. Paul for the parade. Collin learned from a neighbor of ours how to gather all the candy (the kid is a magnet - you wouldn't believe how much loot he brought home).

Then we were off to the St. Paul rodeo with our friends the Kirsch family. We got to sit in the box seats, which was an absolute treat. The boys were mesmerized by all the excitement.

After some hot dogs and naps we were off to make use of that boat and watch the fireworks on the river. It was our first time putting the boat in in Portland and watching the fireworks. We weren't sure what to expect. It was a blast (no pun intended). We were concerned about the noise for Brody. Kyle did his best to wrestle him down and cover his ears but Brody would have nothing to do with it. He just watched with a huge smile on his face and loud giggles. Collin was a bit apprehensive at first but came around by the end. If you look closely you'll see the tons of people on the water front waiting for the fireworks show after the blue's festival in Portland.

With all the excitement the boys were a bit tired. Brody fell asleep down under the seat to take a snooze on the way back after the fireworks.

These boys were troopers. I'm thankful for my little guys always willing and waiting for the next adventure and our freedom to be able to do that. Hope you all had a great day as well!


momaof4 said...

What a fun time!!
I am getting that recipe right now!!!!

Kelsey said...

Looks like ya'll had a blast!

Angela said...

Looks like such a fun 4th! I am sure the fireworks on the water were absolutely beautiful! Miss you friend!