Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Fourth Of July - The Iowa Way and The Arizona Way

It was drizzling in Iowa for the 4th of July parade and Katie bought all the kiddos matching shirts...

Amelia and Kate

Independance Day in Arizona and temperatures hovered around 117 degrees. The shirt still worked though...

For the complete story on how we all ended up in a chigger infested field to watch fireworks, you need to visit Spice and M-Dog's blogs - it was an enchanting evening for sure.

This is how most of the night went... "Hey ______! Smile! Over here! Whoops, I just lost him/her in the grass... where'd he/she go?"

Beef Jerky - a Fourth of July favorite....

I believe my two favorite moments were singing "It's A Grand Old Flag" with Owen and washing out Miles' mouth when he bit through the glow stick.

Happy Fourth! (or Seventh, as it were)

6 comments:

Rachel said...

There's an update! I've been waiting, Mikele!

jen said...

Me too! Nice segue, by the way, from the Iowa festivities to Phoenix...

Vigilante said...

At our 4th party, we sang Disney tunes and hacked some patriotic songs.

blogyn said...

Your TV called and wanted to thank you for including it in your family picture (yeah, I know, I'm a riot, you were using a timer, blah, blah,blah).
Love all the pictures!!!

Mrs. Spice said...

Could you print out a copy of the picture of me holding the beef jerky? I'd like to include that in our Christmas letter.

mini and brother said...

Nice update. I love all the pics. Thanks. Wish I were in a grassy field with you guys.