Sunday, July 5, 2009
Happy Independence Day!
It was a fabulous 3-day weekend for the four of us here in Portland. It finaly warmed up on Friday so we found a fun place to play and cool off in the fountain at a park in Beaverton. The first park we went to was pretty crowded and the water was a little overwhelming for Jack. Laney sure loved it though. She was dancing around and having a great time in the water. There were a lot of big kids with buckets of water going crazy and it didn't even phase her. She was singing and dancing and having a blast!
Then we decided to a go to a different park that Jack would enjoy too. This one had a small fountain that squirted up little streams of water. They didn't know when it was going to come out so it was a fun surprise. Jack kept running in, getting squirted and running back out, laughing the whole time. They both had a ton of fun at the second park. At this park there was a little kid riding around on a bike, circling the fountain and Jack kept watching him. Then Jack looked at him and said, "Cool bike!" It sounded really funny coming from a one-year-old.
Then yesterday we went to a fireworks show in Tigard. On the way to the show Laney was asking why we celebrate this holiday and we were telling her about it. She asked how old our country is and we told her it was 236 years old. Then she said, "Daddy are you older than our country?" Hahaha! I laughed hard at that one!
We tried to do some sparklers with the kids before the show but they did not like them at all. Laney said, "Get those away from me!!" It was pretty funny. But we all enjoyed the fireworks and had a nice time. We hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend! We sure did!