Monday, July 7, 2008

Star Spangled Fun

For the last 5 years the B. family has spent the 4th of July weekend camping at Downetta Hot Springs, but because we live on the edge we changed things up this year. We instead spent the weekend at my mom and dad’s.

I made the mistake of telling Brynlee first thing Thursday morning that we were going to Grandma and Grandpa’s that day. In case y’all are wondering how many times someone can ask “We goin’ to Grampa’s YET?” in one day, I’ll tell you. Too many. So many that I was about ready to load a PB&J, some Dora fruit snacks and a sippy cup in the trunk of her little red tricycle and send her on her way.

When we finally made it to Grandma and Grandpa I was quickly reminded why she wanted to go so bad. Grandma and Grandpa’s house is like a miniature version of Disneyworld. Brynlee LOVES it there. On Thursday night we went to my parent's towns 4th of July small-town-tacular. A party equipped with carnival games, musical entertainment, prizes, races and all the FREE snow cones, cotton candy, and popcorn a little tummy can handle. Did you hear that....FREE!? Needless to say we all enjoyed ourselves. And the kids had a good time too. I have to give kudos to Malta’s firework show. The best part of the entire thing was that it didn’t take 112 cops manning glow sticks and three hours of bumper to bumper traffic to clear out the place afterwards. I guess that is one of the many luxuries of only having 37 families living in your entire community. The next morning we all woke up bright and early, quickly got dressed and were done with breakfast no later than 11:30 am! Let freedom ring! It was beautiful. The guys went to work on building mom and dad a new deck because nothing says the Forth of July like a table saw and power drill.
While us girls sat back, ate an entire thing of red licorice, more otter pops than I care to mention and talked about how there was NO WAY that they were going to get a deck built in one day. Thanks to all of our help and encouragement they finished it up before dinner time. NO JOKE!! The little girls had a blast jumping on the tramp, playing in the castle, riding the 4-wheeler, swimming in a little blow up pool, eating all Grandpas’ junk food, and doing all the other fun things that you get to do at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. We tried to get all the girls together for a 4th of July look-at-me-I-ate-licorice-all-day picture. Obviously they were very into the whole picture thing. We all had a great time and truly enjoyed ourselves. But then again, this is the same family that gets a kick out of watching Spongebob Squarepants.
Clearly we are easy to please.


Miranda said...

I love Branch family pics. Nothin' like a bunch of blonde haired little girls to cheer a person up.

Kali Jo said...

man, i didn't even get to see any fireworks! i woulda loved malta! Amazing they got the deck done in one day. So... my basment is unfinushed and well.. um. see ya next week???

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