Monday, July 7, 2008
Bucket-head Boston and Freedom Friday
On Thursday we kidnapped the kids out of their beds early and drove down to Provo for the Freedom Festival Hot Air Balloon launch at 6:30 AM. It was a pretty cool family adventure, plus, even with breakfast at McDonald's afterwards, Mark was still able to get in a full day's work. It was fun to feel the sun come up over the mountains. Leslie wasn't sure what to think about getting dragged out of bed (she stole Cooper's blankie and was trying to go back there I guess) but she still liked it.
You can see in this last picture Boston being off in lala land. We spotted him from the dining room and he was still doing this by the time we were out there with our camera. You can see the lack of briskly growing pumpkin plants around the sandbox. We had a little problem with some short guerrilla pulling out our sprinklers and using them as automatic weapons. So it just floods. Mark tried to fix it this weekend...we'll see how successful he was since he prefers chewing off his own foot to working with the sprinklers.
Potty training is going very well. Nuff said on that blankety blank subject.
The fourth of July was fun. We went to Mark's brother's house for a barbecue and the kids had a blast with their cousins, as usual. Then we came home to host our own neighborhood barbecue that evening. Lots of food, lots of kids, and only one bee sting. Oh, on the way home from Paul's house Boston blurted to us out of the blue, "It's Freedom Friday!" I was glad he picked that up because he kept thinking it was his birthday, what with the chocolate cake and the party and all.