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Friday, July 25, 2008

Foto Friday #3

On July 24th, Utah celebrates Pioneer Day, commemorating the arrival of the first pioneers in the Salt Lake valley. It's a state holiday so the Man usually gets the day off work, too.

We spent the morning watching the Days of '47 parade. The kids and I came to the conclusion that unless you are there in person, parades aren't much fun. After that, we set out to find as many fun things to do as possible. The kids played and stuff; I made brownies.

After dinner, it was time for the fireworks! This is our family's favorite part of July.


Da Boo gets some pointers on throwing snaps instead of just stomping on them. She also got to be my sidekick as we set off several packs of glow worms.


The Boy loved making "big circles" with his sparklers. Earlier in the month, our local grocery store had big tubes of glow sticks on sale for way cheap, I picked up some and then dished them out when we had a break in the fireworks. From their reaction, you would have thought I gave the kids a new pony carrying ridden by a circus clown while pulling a wagon full of hot fudge sundaes. I always know something is a hit when they insist on taking it to bed with them.


I guess fireworks are loud. Who'da thunk it. But even when the festivities were over and it was waaaaay past bedtime, the kids were begging for more. Me? I went to bed shortly after the kids did...too much excitement, I guess. Or maybe I was just crashing from all that homemade ice cream...

9 comments:

Tausha said...

too fun! Gotta love the 24th! I personally am glad that the next holiday is the first day of school. I know I am terrible, but I done with all the holidays and all the birthdays that have happened this month. I know, you can call me the scrooge if you must. I will understand. I am also one of those moms who makes paper chains to count down until the first day of school! :)

Robyn said...

So fun! we were in lake powell for the 24th so I was sad we missed doing fireworks I so love them, I think Im a pyro and heart!

Jan said...

Glad you were able to celebrate the day. Looks like fun. I love the picture.

Jo said...

I love the pic where their ears are plugged!

Nat said...

Your kids are cute. I love the pic of them plugging their ears! It was also fun to see the neighborhood again for a minute. We drove through for something last summer, and I couldn't believe how much it has changed. I'm glad you had a fun 24th!

Kenney Crew said...

Loads of fun!!!! How can you go wrong with fireworks and glow sticks...really? Wish I could've had some of that homemade ice cream. We had some on the 4th but didn't make enough to feed the masses. I got just enough to tease my tasters.

Brooke said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Our 24th was rather low key--one of the key family member didn't really feel like doing anything, must I name him?

Emma said...

Pioneer day is one of the many things that I miss about living in Utah. Glad you had a great day!

Lyn's Musings said...

I miss celebrating Pioneer Day,
"...The pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked and walked and walked....."

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