Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day 2009

"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us." ~Covey

We had a great 4th of July, which started June 29 in the Agnes cul-de-sac... a few of us in the circle purchase fireworks and spread them out over the week. It is great fun!

On the morning of the 4th, we woke up at 6 a.m. to have our family ready to be in the parade on the Stake float. (Judging was at 7:00). Then we went to the ward breakfast and patriotic program, and then back to the parade, which began at 9 a.m. The parade theme was "The 4th of July Through a Child's Eyes", and our ward was in charge of the Stake float. The Wildings built the most amazing float which centered around the primary song, "Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime". We were the family that was 'watching fireworks' (we were given the choice of playing in the pool, but to see me in a swimming suit would have been offensive), drinking lemonade and trying to keep our kids from wrestling each other on the float. Kelson and Mary, our next door neighbors, were fishing off the side of the float, while some other families in the stake were shooting waterguns and swinging. Later in the evening, we had a family BBQ with family, more fireworks, and then over to the soccer field to watch the big Meleleuca Freedom Celebration firework show! And then more fireworks. Bedtime: midnight. It was a great day!


Belnap Family said...

It was fun to see and wave at you guys in the parade!!

Mindy said...

What a cute float idea!

Kristine said...

Your family looked great on the float!

Kelly said...

I wished we would have made it to see you guys! I am glad you got some cute pics up :)