Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Weekend!

Because let's be honest. This is the kind of holiday that lasts alllll weekend!

Saturday, the boys and I (along with some fun friends) ventured to the West Des Moines Parade. Julian was a little sad that there wasn't a marching band, that's totally his favorite part of a parade. He was quite enamored with the firetrucks, and police cars, and with the candy! Holy candy. We got SO MUCH CANDY!

This picture was taken (by my good friend Jamie! Thanks!!) at the END of the parade. Which is why we all look so beat down. LOL

The boys, actually sat and watched the parade. They sat with some friends of ours, and normally both are so shy, but warmed right up to them!

Gabe's favorite float of the parade

Gabe's first, second, or who knows how many candies from the parade

I'm not sure when he turned 12...

One of the many firetrucks!


Not sure how, but I've managed to get pictures of cooperating kids? I'll take it, but it's miraculous!

Last night, before we went looking for fireworks (which were apparently postponed until tonight?!) Gabe found the 4th of July candy.

Surprised Gabe

Cheeseball Gabe

Almost 'cute face' Gabe

For Barry:

We're hanging in there. Excited for tonight, when Laura comes over for dinner :) We miss you, and will miss you while you're in the field. Love you.


Barry said...

Too bad I missed it. Looks like a lot of fun.

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Jaime said...

Ashtyn too loved the golden reteriver float. :) Miss seeing you guys around....