Fourth of July

We love the Fourth of July at our house!  We made it up to the Granite parade again this year.  We always come home with more candy than we know what to do with.  We then went and bought fireworks.  It was fun to let the kids pick out some they thought would be cool.  That evening we went to Grandma Pett’s house for her annual celebration.  And then we went to the Trujillo’s for fireworks.  It was a lot of fun!



When our new niece, Lynlea, was born I was going crazy not being able to meet her right away.  So Ker and I hatched a plan to load all of the kiddies into the van and head up to Rexburg for a quick overnight trip.  It was well worth the drive.  I got to see where Deeds and Kimmy live, saw BYU-I for the first time (and really, really loved it), went to Yellowstone’s Bear World (which is awesome!) and of course got to kiss the sweet cheeks of Lynlea Mae.  She is a little dolly and we loved her.  But no trip is complete without its hiccups.  Just as we were about to leave Rexburg, Sophie and Luke started having bad diarrhea.  And Sophie threw up on our drive home.  Thankfully I always come prepared with throw up containers since Jack is prone to car sickness.  Luke waited until about 10 pm that night to start into the barfing.  But it was a quick bug and we were back on our feet in about 24 hours.  And by a miracle, we kept our nasty germ away from that sweet baby girl!

Bear World is the raddest.  We all loved every second of it.  They had a little petting zoo for the kids and rides to go on.  And driving through the wild animal park was amazing.  So many bears roaming free.  And a rare albino elk which was cool.  Totally worth the money and time.  We all hope to take Dan back someday!



Luke loves “Magoon” and we love that he calls it that!  We had the chance to go to Lagoon twice this summer.  Once with Dan’s sisters and mom and one time on our own.  It really is so fun.  The kids have the best time.  Jack and Sophie rode every big ride they could and we were so proud of them.  I went on Wicked with them the second day and screamed the whole time out of fear.  Jack proceeded to say “Mom…stop screaming…its not that scary!”  Ha!  I was totally embarrassing him.  Luke wanted so bad to be bigger so that he could join in all the fun.  Maybe in a few years little buddy!