Saturday, July 25, 2009


Ah, the 24th of July! I love July because of the heat, the fun festivities, the fireworks and of course the food. Luke and I always get so excited for handcart days here in Bountiful. This year we got to go to the fair twice and partake of the yummy goodness.

We didn't plan on watching the parade, but while at the park, we took Oliver to hear and see the loud band playing. He was particularly captivated by the bagpipe players...then again, who isn't?

I absolutely love this picture of Oliver. This is the first time he had ever tried a snow cone. He was making funny faces because of the coldness of it, but loved it anyway. (don't you think he looks just like his cousin Andrew in this? We think so.)
Later that night...
We went up to join Amy & company at her house. We had a great view of the fireworks from the roof. Oliver was silent and still the whole time the fireworks were going off.

Oliver was incredibly tired by the time we pulled up to the house. And this completed day one of our festivities.
The next day we headed to the park to hang out and to eat some more. We met up with our friends, had lunch, waited in a 20 minute line for cotton candy and then headed home. Sadly, I forgot my camera so we didn't get any pictures of this part of the day and of Oliver eating cotton candy. It was so cute!

Later that night...
We headed down the street for the yearly Cul-De-Sac of Fire! I love going to this to hang out with our neighbors and friends, to eat the food, and to enjoy the very cool firework show.

The show! Never a dull performance here. Oliver got a little scared at the loud crackling, but he did pretty good for the most part.

And by the time we got home, he was out.

We hope that all our Utah friends had a great time celebrating Pioneer day, Days of 47, Handcart Days, The 24th or whatever it is you call it.


Amy said...

You have so many cute picture!!!! And I love the collage you did with the firework picture as the background!!!

And yes, he does look so much like Andrew!!

Karina said...

i love all of these pictures... you look so cute in all of them! I always laugh at the faces luke makes in all of your pics... today I laughed at the one of him watching the fireworks, lol!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of Oliver eating the snowcone! So cute. Looks like so much fun!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Great photos. I miss the celebrations that are only in Utah.