Monday, July 12, 2010

The Fourth

The Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Parades, barbecues, fireworks, an excuse to dress the family in matching outfits... what's not to like? This Fourth was especially awesome because my folks came in town to help celebrate. Nothing reminds you how spectacularly adorable your children are more than Gampa and Gamma fawning over them...

...and can you blame them?

Here we are getting ready for the Sugarhouse Bike parade.

Oh my, it is a fun event. Hundreds of kids ride down the street on their bikes, throwing candy, and feeling like celebrities.

Kiana won the "best decorated bike"category. Personally, I think she won for being the cutest girl in the parade, but since I decorated both the bike and Kiana, I felt mighty proud of myself either way.

Here's me accepting a gift certificate for a personal pan pizza on Kiana's behalf. I am either proclaiming "I DID IT! I REALLY DID IT" or pretending to be a chipmunk. I can't remember which.

Here's the bike. I thought the stuffed "aminals" on the back were a patirotic touch.

Doug let the parade business go to his head. Here, he struts down the street followed by his doting entourage.

Bring on the fireworks.


Kristy said...

Love it!

Jessie said...

Happy 4th! Glad you had a great weekend!

Breanna said...

So glad to see the blog up and running again! You look amazing and your kids are as cute as ever. Oh and Ryan looks nice too ;)
I'm assuming you've been watching SYTYCD. Favorites?
Miss you!