Thursday, July 14, 2011

The other country

After such a fun Canada Day
we thought we'd just do a little country hoping 
and found ourselves in 
the great US of A of 
the great 4th of July!
So here's some of our red, white & blue memories:

Parade in Rexburg Idaho

Not quite as happy as at Canada day, his patriotism must have been feeling conflicted;)
We attended the parade with a local celebrity!!! Ben's cousin Nathan is the "Nate" of
Nate and Tony at the movies
fabulous family friendly movie reviews, highly recommended!

Nathan''s wife Amy (love her!) and their oldest  Michael...
again check out McKye's "I'm a Canadian" pout!
Compared to his picture with the Canadian flag this is a little half-hearted.

Staring to get into it( musta had a few candies)

One of Aaron's hidden talents? Flag waving!

Always nice to have benny around. 

Amy and my Michelin man Levi.

Amy and Nathan's youngest, Xander.

Free hotdogs!  Basically America with ketchup and mustard on it.

Our fam (well me Ben and parts of our sons noggins)

Ben was talking away from the curb, so McKye decided to drag his little lawn chair  over and set it up right in the middle of the sidewalk. 

We headed to Idaho Falls to save a spot for fireworks, right by the temple, which mcKye pointed out continually.

Killing time in the car with the AC

They closed down the street,  so we could play.

;keeping the kids awake... it's root beer!
No really, I swear, it's root beer!
Playing American!

Chewing on a stick? so American?

Sun's setting...almost time.

McKye enjoying the fireworks ( after we moved from the spot we'd saved for hours, only to realize we were being blocked by a tree...and ben is wearing his church shirt, because Aaron decided to throw up, on Ben and then fall asleep through the fireworks

And no actual fireworks photos, to hard.

Stay tuned for the rest of our fun times in Idaho.

PS I have tons of more writing/thoughts posts...oodles of little notes here and there about quotes, talks and ideas I want to explore and share. But for now you'll just have to put up with my summer time photo taking!


Amy and David said...Best Blogger Tips

I don't know if you deserve to celebrate the fourth of July if you are going to compare America to pig intestine and chewing on sticks. LOL It looks like you had a great time. How Fun!!!

Maureen said...Best Blogger Tips

did you try to see Lisa and Phil while you were in Rexburg?

Chelsea Belle said...Best Blogger Tips

I happen to REALLY like "pig intestines" and it was really late as I captioned these...doesn't Levi kinda look like a old farmer, just knawing on a straw as he surveys the fields?

Chelsea Belle said...Best Blogger Tips

No Maureen I didn't even know they were down there.