Saturday, July 23, 2011

The 4th of July

This year we were sort of undecided on how we wanted to celebrate the 4th. My family always does a BBQ and swims and then Rio Bravo does a good firework show up the street so we walk onto the golf course and watch it. But we wanted to spend time with the Colas since they aren't going to be here for much longer. So we went to our ward breakfast and then Jesús went rafting. I took the kids over to my Moms to swim and the Randalls came from Porterville. Then guess who showed up? The Colas! Stephanie had talked them into coming and swimming at Moms house. We swam and talked and then had a little lunch BBQ. Jesús finished up rafting and came over. Then we went over to Randy's sister's house for more food and swimming and fireworks. I was sad that I didn't get to see a big firework show this year, I can't believe BC doesn't do it anymore. Not cool.Yeah they put fireworks in the mailbox
I bought somewhere around 100 sparklers or so it seemed. They were never ending.
At first Elena was scared of the fireworks and didn't like the sound but her fear was short lived.
Most of the pictures I took of Patrick were blurry because he was constantly moving but I did get these two of him with a sparkler and drinking his Cowboy Kaboom Soda(thats what he calls cactus cooler, we're not sure why or where he got that name) while making friends with Ashlynn.
Elena wanted sparkler after sparkler
Amber and I got bored of watching fireworks and started taking pictures of ourselves
Then she did a cartwheel with sparklers in each hand. Isn't she talented?