Sunday, July 8, 2007

Star Spangled Celebration

We had a lot of fun on the 4th. We had all the Kohl's people from BYU come over (well, the ones that weren't out of town) and had a huge bbq at our house. It was lots of fun. There's so many new people, it's amazing. Long gone are the days of just the 4 or 5 families that started out here together. It's an enormous family now! After our bbq we went to fireworks in Hart Park in Wauwatosa with a bunch of families from the ward. All day Cole had been asking non-stop about when the fireworks were going to start and asking us to make it dark outside so they would start. But, of course, true to Cole's nature, he got freaked out by them when they actually started. He started to cry that he wanted to go home! But, Grant, king of distraction, got him looking for red fireworks and then blue fireworks and then at the guys who were lighting the fireworks, and finally Cole decided he loved the fireworks! Claire liked them and only once covered her ears. She thought the ending was too bright, though, but only covered one eye so she could still see. Ava started off being startled every time one went off, but finally got kinda used to them.

You wouldn't know it, but it took FOREVER to get everyone (esp Grant!) to cooperate for this picture!

Jake Morton was wrestling with the kids - they LOVED it!

This is what I get when I say to the kids, "Smile!" Claire poses and Cole shakes his booty at me.


Karen said...

I LOVE that last picture!!!

Judd & Amberlynn Whiting said...

Hi Cassidy,
Thank you for inviting me to your blog. I LOVE it!! You take great pictures. I thought the summary about your family was soo cute; espeically the last part of being cool. I want Judd to get me a mini van. We need the room, so family can ride in the same car. Open invitation to San Diego! Love ya,

Shannon Dickman said...

You are hilarious! I am excited to have yet another blog I need to up to date with! Love the picture of Claire and Cole at the end. Absolutley the EXACT same thing with London (posing) and Brea (shaking something :))

love you,

Kristen said...

Yay! welcome to the blog world! I'm so excited to add your blog to my list and to check out some others (tamera) that I know!

Stephanie said...

Cute pictures! Hey, if you have an extra minute, would you mind sending me any photos you happened to take from that night with my kids in them? I don't know why I didn't even take my camera out at the fireworks show.