05 July 2008

4th of July! In with a bang, out with a boom!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday yesterday! We had an action packed day of fun! It started in the morning with a bike parade through the neighborhood. We snagged Sariah a trike when I was still pregnant at a garage sale for $10, and although it was suppose to be a birthday present, she's not going to get much use out of it durning the winter, so we let her have it. Her feet don't quite reach the peddles yet, but she didn't care, she loved it! We just pushed her around (at one point we rigged a rope around the handle bars and pulled, which worked much better until Sariah realized she could stear.)
The bike parade started at the park near our house, and went around the block. Here they go! But wait, where's Sariah?
She's on the swings, where she stayed until the parade came back. It was just as well, its was hard on daddy pushing her around!
She still got a balloon though!And a popsicle!

And she had a fun time playing with Daddy!
After the morning's festivities, we came home, had lunch, took a nap, and then went to a park up in Middleton that has a great smaller play area, just for Sariah. I forgot to bring the camera though, so no pictures. After playing the day away, we came back home for dinner... roasted hot dogs, watermellon, chips and smores!

Here's my Doug, he makes fire, big strong Doug!
After dinner we cleaned up. (Sariah got a bath to get the marshmellow out of her hair.) Then we relaxed while Sariah slept in bed, and we read books until about 9pm. There's a big park not far away from our house that has the only fireworks display in the city on the 4th. (The orchestra does Rythem & Booms the Sat. before the 4th, I don't know why...) We can almost watch it from our house (we have a wonderful tree line for shade, but not for firework watching), but we can def. see it from the smaller park where the bike parade started and ended. That's great for us, because its a much shorter walk and less crowded than the main park is.
We had to wake Sariah up from sleeping to go, and she wasn't quite sure what we were doing, but she warmed up to it. I'm not sure what interested her more, the fireworks, or the stroller straps, but at least she wasn't scared!

I have some great videos from the day, but because of Window's Vista, I can't download them. If that ever changes I'll try.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Independance Day!


Lisa said...

How fun! I was a little sad that we didn't get to start our 4th with pancakes and a bike parade, but I guess we did that for Memorial Day instead. It sounds like everyone had yummy food and smores. So jealous. I love the pursuit of the perfectly toasted marshmallow.

Alan & Denise said...

Sounds like you had a fun day! We saw the round the block parade that our neighborhood association had as it went by our house, with all the kids on their decorated bikes and sporting flags. Then we took off, and arrived in Durango in time to park and watch their fireworks. They had a really nice display.

Sariah looked like she had a lot of fun. She is looking more like a little girl and less a baby all the time. Such a fun age.

Susan and Chris said...

Sariah is growing up! She is so gorgeous! What color do you call her hair? It seems like it has a lot of colors going on.

Doug & Sarah said...

Your blog is so adorable, Marin! I love the scrapbook background! Can you help me w/ my sad one? :( Your 4th of July looked awesome! I miss running with you!

Mary said...

Fun! Sariah is such a doll.

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a fun fourth. We spent ours in Vernal. They had a nice small-town display. We watched it at their city park. We missed the parade, though, and went hiking that morning at Dinosaur National Monument instead.