Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July Weekend

This year we went to Crescent Bar for a family fourth celebration!
The kids were in the parade this year!
Alexandria drove the electric jeep - Dana rode beside her and tossed rubber duckies.
The theme was "Island Fun" - so we decorated the jeep and played island music from the Ipod.
The babies rode in the wagon behind the girls... they were so stinkin' cute!
Dana stayed up for her first Fireworks show.

Yey! Pop!

We all enjoyed our holiday weekend.
The kids and I went over early on Wednesday with Papa John.
So we had some days to kill before Allen and the rest came over on Friday.
Blake loves his 'big boy' chair.

We had fun hanging out outside but we needed more entertainment.

Nothing a kiddie pool can't solve!
Papa John added some warm water and we were good to go!

Blake checking out the water.

Dana called it her 'Water Park.'

She later discovered she could dip her head in the water...

And then let the water drip down her face.

So funny when she did this!

Dana helped Papa water the flowers.

Then it was back to the pool.

"Kick baby! Kick!"

Blake had fun with a sprinkler.

Saturday brought beautiful weather... and a chance to go boating!
John's family; Chris, Karin and their daughters Lexie and Sammy spent the weekend with us.

All four kiddos in the tent.

Allen grilled some amazing pork loin for dinner.

Dana loves going fast on the boat.

The stunning view of the Columbia River from the boat...

The sandbar was pretty mellow this year.

A view of the concert venue at George from the river.

There was a large brush fire that started on the side of the highway, sending smoke down our way... it was a little smelly and ashy for the greater part of Sunday.
Made for a pretty sunset. We got to watch the local fire department battle the fire with helicopters taking water directly out of the river - it was kinda cool!