Saturday, July 24, 2010

4th of July festivities

We went to McCall to celebrate the 4th with my parents, Eric, Jamie, & Ammon. Of course I didn't take all the pictures that I wanted, but I did get some.
We started out Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast at the church. Tradition is to shoot off rockets too. CJ had fun pointing them out and watching them land. The kids were also able to ride a trailer pulled by a tractor. CJ was in heaven!The previous week they had a big wind/thunderstorm that wiped out trees around town. Here is one that was almost entirely uprooted. The other trees around it weren't even damaged in the slightest.
Later during the day James, Eric, Jamie, and I went mountain biking. It was fun to get out and have a good ride. Eric decided he needed to do some more riding when we were done and rode all the way up to Brundage lookout and back. Let's just say we didn't see him until dinner was almost over! :) No pics but he did get some sweet footage on his helmet cam.
After biking we hit the beach. It was sunny, but it was sure cold! It was breezy down at the lake so we didn't stay too long. The kids still had fun playing in the water & sand.

Here we are watching the fireworks in the back on the truck. We got smart this year and staked out a spot up on the hill from the lake. We all laid in the back of the truck during the show, then when it was over, Eric jumped in the drivers seat, we closed the tail, and drove home. It took a total of 5 minutes from the end of the fireworks to us pulling into the driveway. It was the fastest we've ever made it back from watching fireworks. No doubt the best way to do it!

Happy Fourth of July!


Lisa said...

We always think of your clan on the 4th of July when we tried to set off fireworks on Castlefield Lane!

margo said...

Those were fun days Lisa! Fun pics fun to have you all here!

Billy and Megan Smith said...

Fun Fun! Love that family picture at the end!

Linz said...

Love that you got out of the fireworks so fast! That is awesome! Looks like a great time.

amanda said...

Looks like a fun time. We second the fast home time after fireworks. We beat you though. Walk across the street at the beach! Make fireworks way too much fun!

Sally said...

Your blog header picture is ADORABLE! I can't believe how the kids have grown up. Looks like a fun Fourth!