Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Week 27

Lots of 4th of July festivites this week - and how happy we are to be enjoying them in Oakley.  First up was the rodeo on Saturday night with my family.  I love the energy you feel at the rodeo.  And the 10 second clips of high energy music all night are so much fun.  The kids had a blast.  Tyler laughed and laughed at the clown and cited the bucking bulls as his favorite part.  Kaitlyn liked the "girls" the best - that would be the barrel racing.  Both kids got completely spoiled with cotton candy and popcorn from their Uncle Wyatt and Aunt Bonnie.

Monday was the 4th of July and the Oakley Parade, of course.  We watched it from our usual spot at the Haakensons'.  We always feel right at home with them and love visiting.  I think we're all a bit nervous after the horse incident of a few years ago, but the parade is still enjoyable and the kids have fun.  It rained a little bit (neither Sam or I can remember it really ever being bad weather on the 4th before) but it didn't really bother anyone.
We spent the afternoon and evening of the 4th with Sam's family.  The kids (and Orvil) had a water fight, played on the swings, lit sparklers, and basically had a lot of fun spending time with their cousins.  Tyler was so worn out that by the time the fireworks finally started, he lay down on my lap and was sound asleep by the third explosion.  It rained again during the fireworks but we were all able to stay mostly dry under the porch.

We wound things up on Tuesday.  Bonnie and Larry went home.  Sam flew back to NC that night (after catching a cold that day.  He was pretty miserable).  I was then able to spend the day Wednesday crafting with Dari while the kids spent some time with my mom.  Thursday was pool time with Colette, Jacklyn and the boys and lunch at Summit Inn (oh it's fun to hit all the typical Kamas Valley highlights).  And Thursday night my friend Jacalyn and I attended Wyatt's kickboxing class and went out to dinner. 

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