Celebrating Independence Day

Lance had to work yesterday (cows don't take the day off), so the kids and I packed up in the morning to head to the local water park.  We arrived at the water park shortly before it opened and proceeded into the park.  There were families were lined up waiting for the rope to be removed to head into the kiddie pool area. You would have thought there was a great sale at a large department store the way people were pushing and holding "their position" in line. As soon as the rope went down, people went running for chairs and a bit of shade. Now I understand shade is important but YIKES! It was quite the scene. We were able to find some chairs, with a bit of shade, and enjoy some time playing and swimming.

Morgan sunning herself
Landon on his favorite slide
Mauryn just checking things out

Later in the day, we all headed over to our friends house for a BBQ. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and evening!. My friend Kara made star shaped cupcakes for the kids to decorate. I am not sure they decorated very many but I think they had their fair share of frosting, especially Mauryn.  

The fourth of July wouldn't be complete without fireworks to end the evening.  What a fun day!

Each time Mauryn's sparkler went out she would stamp her feet and yell "mo, mo". I think she liked the sparklers!


Lynn said...

That last picture of Maryn with the sparklers is just priceless. Looks like such a fun day!

Is Lance a farmer?

Rick said...

Children, sparklers, and the 4th of July go hand in hand.


Kara said...

Thanks for celebrating the 4th with us. We had so much fun!! Your pics are really good!

Alana said...

Gotta love 4th of July! Such a fun holiday. Also, LOVE the new pic on your header...adorable!

Short Stop said...

You are taking some GREAT pics with that new camera! :):)

What fun. I know the boys would LOVE a water park. People are nuts, though. YIKES is right!

Happy (late) 4th! :)

Rachel Slagle said...

looks like you guys had a great day! dillon really loved the sparklers too.

Dave and Jenni said...

Oh how fun! Glad you had such a good day!