Friday, July 8, 2011

Celebrating our Independence

We spent the Fourth of July weekend in Wapato with Eric's family. Eric took off Friday and Tuesday so that we could have a super long weekend and I must say it was great to miss the traffic on both ends! We had a great weekend filled with sun, cousins, parks, pool fun, and even a Temple Trip. The only thing that would have made it better would have been Brooklynn sleeping past 6:30 (which, aside from one morning when she woke up at 7:30, was sleeping in for her the whole weekend). But what are you gonna do? 

Warning: you are entering the picture overload zone!

Grandma and Grandpa Compton's basement flooded like a month ago and so Friday was spent helping them put the basement back together so that everyone had a place to sleep.
Brooklynn is such a good helper!
Eric and his Dad putting together the food rotation system.
Now he'll know how to do it when we have room for ours!
Playing with Addison in her seat.
Saturday we went to the Tri-Cities to go to the Temple and then we went to a park for the kids to play in the water before we hit up Famous Dave's for dinner.
Brooklynn was totally in her element!
She was right in there running around with all the big kids.
She kept sticking her head in the fountain, it was awesome!

On Sunday after church and naps we had a little photo session with Grandma and Grandpa. 5 kids under 3...not so easy! Brooklynn was super cranky for some reason and really had no interest in sitting still for the pictures. I think someone got a decent shot though!
From L-R: Trenton, Brooklynn, Addison, Chloe, Bryson
On your mark, get set, GO!
Grandpa was winning, until he veered off to corral
Brooklynn who got distracted by the gravel!
Look at those pointed toes! Maybe she will be a dancer!
We started off the Fourth with a picnic lunch and feeding the ducks at the park. Then we came home and all the kids went down for naps (the only time the whole weekend they all took naps at the same time, well except Trenton, but he's not loud and into everything yet!) and the adults played ladder golf. After naps it was pool time and more playing outside. Of course, there were also fireworks once it got darker. Let me just say, Brooklynn was not a fan! I don't know what the deal is, but even flowers pop and are super loud now. What gives? Luckily Brooklynn slept through the big stuff so we didn't have to worry about her freaking out.
Happy 4th of July!!
First time feeding ducks!

Gotta get the baby ducks fed too!

Grandma helped out with her climbing obsession
She's a fan of taking BIG steps!

Grandma took the kids to roll down the hill....
Brooklynn thought it was more fun to run down!

Brooklynn and Chloe are just a month apart from each other.
Sparklers with Mommy
What a great weekend! Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July as well!

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