Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Griffin loved the music and clapped through most of it. When he wasn't clappin' he was dancin!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Nothing like the Bank of AF pig balloon and an American Flag to make you feel patriotic, right?
My brother and dad were in the parade with the mule team and wagon. My mom and I went to watch and on the way there Griff fell asleep in the carseat, but that didn't last long once the fire trucks came. Luckily my dad was at the beginning of the parade so we didn't have to hang out too long in the heat.
That night Griffin and I went over to my mom and dad's to watch THE fireworks and have root beer floats. Although they started kinda late I thought that they were awesome this year! Maybe they were a little extra special to me because I could have possibly been second -hand- high from the neighbors who were smokin' doobies over the fence. Classy! Either way, it was fun!
Griffin loves my phone, so my dad bought him his own play phone. Griffin loves it... until he see's my phone and then he wants mine instead. Why would you want to suck on a phone that is made for playing with when you could slowly destroy your mom's blackberry?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
As you can see, when we got going he loved it! It was a fun new adventure!
Later that night we sat by the fire and roasted marshmallows and I begged Griffin to pretend to be a cuddly baby again and fall asleep in my arms. He finally did after a couple of hours and it made my whole night. Nothing better than a warm, little baby sleeping in your arms!
What better way to cool off than with a popsicle? This was Griff's first try and he wasn't too sure about how cold it was.
Monday, July 5, 2010
We started with a barbie jeep and took off from there.
Then I cut out letters on the Cricut, glued them to styrofoam, Marc cut out the styrofoam with his saw and spray painted them black then I glittered all of them one by one... WASTE OF TIME!
The easiest thing that we did was rent some zebras from Modern display... Oh wait but then we had to transport them from Salt Lake.
We had a few trials just getting to the parade route. The float platform that the city provided didn't have a trailer hitch. When we called to "the Float Lady" to find out how we were supposed to transport this little beauty we were instructed to "have someone sit in the trunk of the car and hold onto it, or have someone sit on the back of a 4-wheeler and hold on to it and just drive real slow." Yep that's right, we live in LEHI! So, on our first attempt the welding on the pull broke and I was sitting on the back of the float holding onto a zebra as we went careening into the curb. It was hilarious. I didn't know what to do except to hold on to that zebra. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of that little diddy, but I did get a picture the next day when we were losing the tree and Marc had to do some emergency, roadside repair.
When we finally got there it was evident that we had no clue what we were doing. Some of these Lehites have been doing this for years and they really know their stuff. There were several floats that were darling! I have no desire to be one of them, so our mediocre float was good enough for me.
Our little primary kids wore safari hats and binoculars and some of the younger ones wore animal hats. They were cute.