Becca’s actual birthday was the same day as the wedding, so she was a little miffed to have to share. Thankfully, my mom was in town for the wedding and helped Becca make her own birthday cake (a mermaid beach barbie cake, as requested by Becca).
My cousin Nicole got married last weekend in Brigham City. The kids were pretty excited since I told them it would pretty much be an all day party.
My mom and the kids.
Caroline eventually got sick of taking pictures and was reduced to being pouty and watching phone videos.
Everything was better once Caroline slept for half an hour in the car (while the other kids watched the same My Little Pony episodes, again) and we made it to lunch.
My and my grandma (from Nebraska).
Later that night we went to their wedding reception at the groom’s parents’ house in Liberty.
My mom and aunt (along with other conscripted help) made LOTS of these paper flowers for the reception decorations.
Cake and donuts. The kids approved.
My grandma brought some of her homemade chocolates as well.
Caroline, Allison (cousin) and my Grandma.
Also had italian ice. Again, kids were fans.
Going back for more deserts.
On the morning of the 24th (Pioneer Day), Jen’s parents went down really early to get us a parade. A ridiculous number of people camp out on the side of the road all night to get their spot, so it’s good Jen’s parents found a good shady place.
Police motorcycles doing synchronized riding.
Gary Herbert (Utah governor).
The t-rex float that Caroline was scared up when they went to see the floats beforehand.
After the parade (and naps), we went to This is the Place Heritage Park since that’s a very appropriate Pioneer Day activity. Lots of people there.
Becca and Henry (and Adam) were in the children’s parade on the Saturday before Pioneer Day.
My mom, Caroline, and I came to watch. Caroline was super excited when she saw Becca and Henry in the parade.
There were lots of activities set up where the parade ended. The stilts were part of the “pioneer games” activity.
Caroline was very intent on doing the stilts like everyone else.
My mom and I went to the Pioneer Day concert while Adam stayed home with the kids.
We went to Southtowne Expo Center to see the floats for the big Pioneer Day parade.
Only July 3rd we went up to see friends in Bountiful and walk over to the fireworks at Eaglewood Country Club. All good fun, except for the getting home at midnight.
On the morning of the Fourth, we went to the annual neighborhood breakfast. Getting out the door at all was no small feat after going to bed after midnight the previous night.
Did the giant slip n’ slide courtesy of the SLC fire department.
Rode the finely-decorated scooters in the bike parade.
And this is what happens when no one gets enough sleep.
Beccas was still too tempted by the iPad to take a much-needed nap.
Also went to a 4th of July party put on by some friends in the neighborhood.
Caroline had picked out certain fireworks that she wanted us to light off.
And…all the kids were asleep before the big fireworks started that night.
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