Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July fun!

We started off the holiday fun on Monday at Huck Finn/Pollyanna days at the Original Mine Yard. They didn't dress up, but they had a lot of fun in the bouncy house, playing croquet, throwing water balloons, and watching the sack races. Their favorite part was cooling off in the hose with the Peck kids.
Then we ate lunch at DQ and swung by the wading pool since we were uptown. Ave is doing a spectacular dance with her "long hair" here!
Lando is back! Erica and Landon came in on the 2nd - it was so nice to see them. Carter and Landon wore matching shirts of course (Erica and I always do that!)
Landon loves fireworks this year (which is a huge change). Erica helped them set off some fun daytime ones in the front yard.
Even Teague tried a confetti one!
We went up to the Bolten house again for the 3rd. Mom's friend Judy has a nice house and yard right at the top of Main Street. This year they set up a pool too! The kids loved it!
Teague only went down the slide once, but he loved being in the pool.
Then he got out and danced around. Everytime! Apparently that's how he dries off now.
Ave action photo!
Teague and Auntie picking a nice spot for the big fireworks.
Papa and Ave enjoying the beautiful evening.
Teague found a play vacuum hose. It was probably his favorite toy of the night! I love that sky!
These 3 were so happy to be together - it was cute!
Ave sat with me during the fireworks. She loved them and described every one. It was an awesome fireworks show. Butte is so fun on the 4th.
Teague thought they were pretty cool too. On the way down the hill, Carter looked down Montana Street and said "This looks like Tokyo"! I think he got that from the movie CARS 2. It made me laugh! It was pretty true, all you could see was tail lights all the way down!
Time for a parade! Erica bought her some awesome sunglasses the day before.
They were excited to give the Bulldog some high fives!
Teague was a little subdued at first. He just sat there and waved his little flag.
Two cool cousins...one with his eyes closed!
I just love these four kiddos all decked out in their red, white, and blue. Jordo and Kyle are behind them.
Abb was in the parade with some of the other tumblers. She did a sweet back tuck right in front of us (that's why her hair is a little wild). The kids were excited to see her.
One more: red, white, and blue in order.
When we got back to Papa's house, the kids got out the new slip and slide Grandma found for them. It was a big hit!
Ave really enjoyed sliding on her knees. I didn't get a good picture of Landon, but Uncle Kyle taught him how to slide correctly down it. It was impressive.
Time to light off our own little bunch of fireworks. Do you think these guys were excited?
Ave stood like this and said, "This fountain is going to last all night I think."
Teague mostly just rode around on his "Eowyn horse". He's a Lord of the Rings fan. Or he makes it a bow and arrow and is Hawkeye. He kept everyone very entertained. My kids were thrilled to have both sets of Grandparents there. It was nice to have Dick and Diana get to see all the Butte festivitities. Thanks for coming!
These two laid down to get a good view of the artillery shells or whatever the big ones at the end were called.
Peek a Boo Teagie!
He stole Kyle's seat, and told Daddy he could sit on his lap!
Landon was very into the chest bump that night. I like how Dad's hands are in his pockets here.
There we go!
We decided to head to the Splash Pad with Landon while he was here. We always have fun there. My Carterman is a handsome fella.
Speaking of skinny little Landon, there he is. He was brave and went under the bucket quite a few times (once with his Mom!)
This guy is still pretty wimpy at the Splash Pad...probably because all the water is right at eye level for him. I love this face though! That's such a happy, real smile!
Miss Ave under the umbrella
All the boys drying out in the sun. Kyle really enjoyed cooling off with the kids.
Then  it was off to the park. Look how high Landon and Ave were going on the cowboy swings, and look at that sky. I love the summer here! Kyle and Carter were just getting started at the far swing there - ha ha!
Teague loved them too. Mom got some better pictures than me I think. I might have to add some more later.
Tire swing time! Hopefully we get a chance to go visit them in North Dakota this summer. It really sucks saying goodbye to them.
One little out of order picture here. Avery being so nice and reading to Teague (even thought he's not paying attention here).
Oops. I love the witch's hat. Ave swings her legs like a wild person on there. She hangs on for a really long time though. Hope everyone had as much fun as we did over the holiday!

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