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.