Sunday, August 5, 2012

July 4th, 2012

It is often said here in the Northwest that summer truly starts (weather wise) on the fourth of July and this year it was true. We had beautiful weather for the silly Tumwater parade--we couldn't talk Ryan into joining us--so the kids and I set off to enjoy the VERY small town, yet festive, parade.  Later in the day we had good friends for a BBQ and then over to the fireworks show. Happy Birthday America!!

Eliza wanted to be a participant in the parade! 

A good looking bunch!

Charlie enjoying some coke!

Ready for the fireworks!

Connor never has been one to enjoy loud sounds of fireworks!

Strawberry Picking 2012

We decided to take advantage of "you pick" this year and enjoy some delicious Spooner strawberries. The kids were good little pickers and picked 9lbs before we knew it. We didn't even make any jam because they were gobbled up so fast! 

Elize did more eating than picking!

On the little tractor ride back from the fields.