Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fourth of July

We had a great fourth of July.  We spent the day at a friend's BBQ.  Then that night we came home and watched the fireworks in our backyard.  We put Meghan down to bed and let the boys enjoy the show.

Let me explain.  The fourth of July is a bit nuts out here.  It is a little unsafe.  Any regular person can buy the high tech fireworks on the Indian Reservations.  Then these unprofessional people set them off in their back yard or in the middle of the street.  It is entertaining while you wonder if your house is going to make it through the night.  Oh, and that's another thing.  They shoot them off all night.  And just when you begin to hate freedom, it stops!

I think the highlight of boys night was cookies and glow-in-the-dark bracelets!  All in all, We still love the Fourth of July around here, but mainly for the Smore's!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Grandparents come to play!

We were lucky enough to have Grandma Marnie and Grandpa Richard stay with us for a few days.  While they were here we saw CARS 2, visited Pike's Place Market, played Yahtzee, visited Gas Works Park, ate at Claim Jumpers and lots more!  Most importantly we celebrated Meghan's 1st birthday.  We packed a lot into 4 days.  Brandon and I even got to get out by ourselves. 

It was so nice having them here and I know the kids really enjoyed it.  We can't wait to see them in August.  We are driving down to see them at the end of the month.  We are staying for two weeks!  If we can do that much stuff in 4 days, I wonder what we will pack into 2 weeks.  We are really looking forward to it.