Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The 4th of July

We absolutely LOVE the 4th of July. It is our favorite holiday!

Malad is definitely where the action is...we start on July 3rd by pulling into Malad and heading straight to the Horsley fireworks stands. I let Brevin and Kesler pick some fireworks that looked exciting while I got to visit with one of my favorite friends of all time.

Kesler was totally confused about those perfectly packaged colorful products not containing some amount of sugar. He kept asking which one had treats in it. I tried to explain, but apparently he didn't believe me. He took a blue smoke bomb and popped it in his mouth, just to be sure.
The morning of the 4th begins with the parade. Brevin claims that this was his favorite part of our weekend. I am sure it had a lot more to do with the candy, than the actual parade. Kesler's favorite...the horses, of course.
After the parade, we headed to Grandma Mary Ann's for a quick BBQ and then down to the park for the kids races. Brevin raced against his fellow 5-year-olds and got 5th place. Kesler placed 3rd among the 2-year-olds. I love the look of determination on his face when he runs. Then as soon as the races were over it was off to the dodge ball tournament. Bryson, Marcus, Tyson, Brad, and Scott played fiercly and took home some Malad pride, and championship T-shirts. They even posed for a picture in the paper, which totally busted me up. I promised my cousin, Deidre, that I would clip it from the newspaper and post it as soon as I can get my hands on it.
That's where the pictures end...I guess I was tired of lugging the camera around. We finished off the day with a hypnotist show, the finals of Malad Idol, and the fireworks show. It was seriuosly such a fun day.
The next morning was the alumni volleyball tournament. I love, love, love playing volleyball and spent most of the day doing so. Two of the teams in the tournament were short 1 player so I played with both of them and ended up playing in every single game of the tournament. I was so tired by the championship game that I could barely move. It was so much fun, but I am sore in every single solitary place in my body...places I didn't even know existed.
What a perfect weekend...family, friends, and so much fun!


Bo and Nell said...

Sounds like a GREAT weekend! Can't wait to get involved in all the festivities next year!!!

Monica said...

It's funny how anyone from home claims the 4th as their favorite holiday. It's mine too. No commercialization, just family, country, friends, and food. It's the best! It was good to see you. I look forward to seeing your face. Love you!

Anonymous said...

We thought little Melba Idaho really put on a good 4th of July celebration...I can see now that we were sorely mistaken! ALL of those activities sound so much fun!
I love the races for the kids to participate in...and dodgeball and volleyball...SO FUN!!

West Family said...

i love the pictures - the one at the top of your family made tears come to my eyes! i miss you. you look adorable! i love the pictures of the boys - they are so cute! val

Chase & Dani said...

How fun! That's why I love little towns...you get to do fun stuff like that!

..and awesome pictures, both your boys have a GREAT running form!! (especially compared to all the other kids!)

Burrup Family said...

What a blast! I love the pictures.

CorLesMarBoPi said...

You look so sassy in the first picture. I like the picture of your boys racing. So funny.