Monday, July 07, 2008

More 4th of July Fun

The 5th was just as full as the 4th. The morning started out bright and early with family pictures for Jarom's entire family. (Can't wait to see the final results. That's A LOT of people to try to look good at the same time.)

For lunch we all headed to the park and played for several hours.

Halle and Owen enjoying the shade of the umbrella.
Uncle Jarom gave all the kids a tennis lesson. (I LOVE this picture!)
Kate and me.

After a sufficient amount of fun in the sun we got snow cones to cool off with, then enjoyed yet another yummy bbq together. Then it was off to Ben's house to enjoy more fireworks.

Fireworks are always great fun (as long as there are no serious injuries) and provide DEEP belly laughs for me. This night's show didn't disappoint. From balls of fire landing on the audience, arm burns, blanket burns, fireworks exploding on top of all of us (instead of in the sky), lots of screaming, and cops putting an early end to our fun, it made for a hilarious night. (Aside from a couple of small burns, no one was hurt seriously).

The fun didn't end Saturday night. On Sunday, we all headed to Blackfoot for Truman's baby blessing and enjoyed some more delicious food. (My favorite part was the homemade cookie/ice cream sandwiches. YUMMY Amber!)

And now the party is finally over. We are all exhausted and are gearing up for this weekend when we all go to the swim park to celebrate Owen's 3rd b-day. Good times! (I better put my swimsuit on and lay out on the tramp to get some color.)


"The Queen in Residence" said...

I alomst hate when all the fun ends, it is such a let down. But what fun you had. I love the tennis picture too - kids are so fun.

Camille said...

You guys seriously have the coolest families! I love how much you get together. That is one thing that is SO sad about how spread out my family is. I know we would do these kinds of things if we could!

I love the tennis shot. That is a great one! What a fun uncle!

Mama Williams said...

You have a sick sense of humor laughing at all your family getting burned- we must be related! O that's right, we are. LOL!
Love the tennis photo. We're off to our new neighborhood pool!

becky ward said...

i love that tennis picture too. i have even more cute ones of your kids hitting the balls and all the kids lined up to learn how to hold their racket. that was so fun for jarom to do!

also, when you are going to lay out tell me so i can get some sun as well! sounds like fun! can't wait for saturday!

Miki said...

Belly laughs over injuries..that's Elena. You are just so much fun. You even talked nonchalantly about the cops coming to shut down the party early. My goodness!

You sound exhaustedly entertained with a big satisfied smile. Good for you. I can't wait to see what July brings for you. I want to see at least one back flip (no injuries please) before the summer is over....

Alright, don't do it. You'll probably get injured over a silly blog comment.

Brandon and Emily said...

I wish I would have gotten more pics of the kids playing tennis. What a fun day though.

Jennifer P. said...

Whoa! That was one jam-packed 4th of July!!! I love that tennis picture too---miss playing with you guys.

Those darn policeman stopping all the fun. Don't they know we pay their salary ;)?!

Lee Ann said...

Looks like lots of fun in the sun! Glad you had a great time. Hope they were nice cops :-)

Emily said...

Looks like you guys had a great 4th! I am so glad!

Elise said...

FUN! I love that you guys got "caught" by the cops-- so hilarious. At least you know it was a REALLY good party!

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

I love when holidays extend to more and more days of celebrations. The tennis shot is priceless! That is a lot of kiddos to teach :-)