ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. ~ Winston Churchill
Sunday, July 10, 2011
4th of July Highlights
We had such a great time this year. Our ward put together a primary parade and then the bishopric made breakfast for them afterwards - pancakes, bacon and eggs with orange Tang to drink. Winston was so excited to decorate his bike - he had a blast riding in the "parade" and wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July.
Here's the proud rider. :)
He was so excited to go I could barely get him to hold still for these pics.
He wasn't quite sure if he should just jump in - it was his first parade.
Off he goes!
After that we headed up to my mom's for the annual 4th barbeque and water games. The grandkids (and now the great-grandkids) look forward to this event every year. Winston hardly ate lunch - he just couldn't wait to get the water fight going. I didn't get a pic of it (because I was the one filling them) but we filled up over 150 water balloons for the water fight - boy did they go fast!
This was my brother Bruce's gun and it was taller than Winston but he managed to make it work.
Winston and Jack had a great time together.
Brad with our "grown-up" boys - it's so great to have them back home!
My mom jumped in to get their pic too!
Jack, Winston and Clay were all on one team fighting against their older cousins.
My beautiful sisters Heidi and Lauri and my beautiful niece Brittany. Lauri's holding little Scott - the youngest grandchild for my mom. It was so fun to hang out with these amazing women. I'm blessed to have them in my family!
Me and my wonderfully awesome mom.
I had to catch this shot with my mom, Bo and Zack. I like that you can see Brad and Bruce in the background.
Jack, Luca and Winston - we finally got them to hold still for about 30 seconds to snap a few pics of them together. They're all within about a year of each other and it's been fun watching them grow up together.
Winston, Jack, Clay and Tucker bouncing and squirting each other - good times!
Winston and Jack having a jumping contest.
All in all it was a great day! I sure love my family!! :)
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson