Saturday, July 12, 2008

July 4th 2008

The group getting ready for some sno cones since the ice cream line was sooooo long.
Mackey was hot
Monkey See-Monkey Do....getting ready for bed after a long celebration
The girls getting ready for the BIG firework show
The Best Family Pic we could manage
Downtown at the Annual Clyde' s Corner Ice Cream Crank Off...Big Nasty is excited about the Ice Cream

The boys enjoying washers
Rachel helping Mac with her sparkler
The crazy boys....I guess they never grow up

Feeding the goats
Mackey feeling quite glamorous
Paxton a little more unsure

We celebrated the 4th with good entertainment, food, and friends. In the morning we went to Liberty for a petting zoo and a neighborhood parade. The kids loved the pets. Mac LOVES horses so she was so excited about riding the little pony. She was even doing a pageant wave as she rode by. Paxton was a little more skeptical but finally decided to give it a try. That night we celebrated with traditional hamburgers, homemade guac, and SueSue's homemade ice cream. After that we headed to Melissa's first annual firework show. It was quite impressive for their first go at it. We are so fortunate to live in a free country and celebrate freedom. I think often of the families I know who have someone actively in the military. We thank you for your discipline, your humble attitude, and the sacrifices you make.


The Wall Family said...

I love Mackey on the pony. She looks like a natural! Miss you!