Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July weekend in Utah

On Friday, the 2nd, our sweet little Blake turned one year old.  We celebrated by driving to Utah and meeting up with family for the Real Salt Lake game.  We had the best time and saw some amazing goals.  Parker and Blake loved every minute of the game.  The game concluded with a great firework display, that we all got to sit on the soccer field to watch.  It was a great night and such a fun way to celebrate Blake's first year.

July 3rd was my mom's birthday, so we started the day with all you can eat french toast at kneaders.  It did not disappoint.  That day we soaked up the sun at 7 peaks water park, which was an absolute blast.  I may have the world's most daring children.  They wanted to go on every slide at the park, so, we went on everything they allowed us to take them on.  I definitely got some strange looks since I was taking a baby down adult slides, but he squeals with laughter the entire way down... so, do you blame me???  

We ended the night watching the fireworks display at Thanksgiving Point under the American Flag listening to "God Bless America".  Doesn't get much more patriotic than that. 

On Sunday, the 4th, we had a big family BBQ up at my Uncle Matt's house in Alpine.  Great food, and great company.  We finally gave Blake a birthday cake, and knowing the eater he is, we were sure he would devour the thing.  He did, and loved doing it.  

Then we stayed up way too late and lit off about a thousand fireworks outside Matt's house.  Good thing my little guys love fireworks, because the weekend was filled with them! 

Since Chad had Monday off, we stayed one more day and met Candace for breakfast and hit up 7 peaks one more time.  We can't get enough of that place :)  And then we were Colorado bound.  

Oh, Utah... we love you.