Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Day After the Fourth!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday/Saturday. I fully intended to get lots of crafting done (as it's just the 4 of us, with family from both sides out of state we tend to have low-key holidays), but am glad I went with the flow when the kids asked me to join them as they went on a little adventure.

Check it out:

Those are my not so glorious feet peddaling the paddle boat at the park! Yep, we decided to head over on our bikes and check out the 4th of July celebration. And let me tell you, I got tired peddaling that thing. Man, that is hard work! And man, is that park packed on the 4th! LOL
This is the water feature in the middle of the lake (sorry for the less than great photo, it was definitely cloudy and coolish most of the day) and the one that got them all soaked the last time the girls rode on the boats. Because I was holding onto two cameras, I implored them not to get too close. We got close enough to feel some sprinkles, but the cameras were safe.
Jessica was super-excited that Mommy joined along this time.
She even took a turn or two at working the pedals. I loved how she scootched down to get better leverage. She even used her hands. I told you, it's hard work!
One of my favorite pictures of Amy, just had to share it!

It was a lot of fun. We rode all around that lake and checked out a bridge on one side, which was too low to go under, but we discovered a bird in a nest on the underside of the bridge. I took pictures, but they are pretty dark.

Yep, not even the huge wad of gum I apparently sat on (how do I get so lucky) could mar the great time. As many times as we shifted positions on that boat, I am surprised no one noticed the bright blue wad. LOL

We got some rain off and on during the day, but by the time the big light show was to start the skies cleared up and we were able to enjoy watching (from a distance) the fireworks put on by nearby cities AND "enjoy" the loud ka-booms in our own neighborhood.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sharing some projects I did get finished in a separate post. I didn't get the make the cards I'd planned, but I got some other things finished. hee, hee



Kathi Carlson said...

What a fun day! The smiles on the girls' faces tell the whole story. So glad you had a good 4th!

Alanna said...

Sounds like a great day. Your girls look just as happy as clams.

Sarah said...

What wonderful pictures Jeanne!!!! I love them. That picture of Amy is wonderful! and Jessica trying to do the pedals. Great stuff !

stampmonkey said...

I love all your pics, Jeanne! It looks like you guys had such a great day, and I'm so glad that the skies cleared up for you in time for the fireworks! We had dark and cloudy skies with a lot of rain that day that stretched out pretty late in the evening, so we opted not to leave camp for the Estes Park fireworks display, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Those paddle boats always look like so much fun, and you've convinced me we need to go give it a try...and thanks for the tip on not getting the camera too close to the fountain. ;)

Kariberry said...

What a fun day! Love their smiles!!