Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our Fourth

What a great day it was...............

It started out with Dave's brother Troy and our nephew Andrew stopping by to help get the net up on our new trampoline:

Then it was off to our communities bike parade:

The parade starts at the park about 3 blocks from our house and circles around and heads right down our street. I have always walked with the boys but this year I asked Dave if he would walk with them so that I could finish some things around the house. I had him call me when they were getting close to our street and I headed out to watch. I could not believe how many people actually participate. There was the vintage fire truck then the local Boy Scouts presenting the colors and then easily 500 people followed:

After the parade we headed out to our some good friends for a fun a festive BBQ with lots of other friends from church:

Then it was home for a little fireworks fun while we waited for Gramma and Papa to arrive:

Those snakes were the definite favorite of the boys. They were laughing so hard at how they looked like poop. That would be an eight year old boy for you.

After dinner we joined up with about 40,000 of our closest friend and neighbors at the

It has been about 4 years since we have been to the Fort for the fireworks. It was fun. We got there about 45 minutes before the show was scheduled to start and enjoyed the live music. Ben even got his groove on:

(anyone notice that is his THIRD outfit for the day? He's high maintenance like that!)

The fireworks (known as one of the largest shows west of the Mississippi) lasted about 30 minutes, but Cooper only lasted 20. He fell asleep snuggled up with Papa.

The day ended with all of us going to bed listening to the sounds of neighboring fireworks exploding long into the night.

We had a fabulous day and for that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the men and women out there who have served my country. That is not something that I take lightly. I love my country and my freedom. So to all those who have served I say:



Emily said...

I had to laugh at the poop comment. Boys will be boys. ;)

Lula! said...

For the record, I thought it looked like poop, too. Just sayin'.

Dee said...

What a fun day! Loving the groove snapshot. We haven't been to the Fort in years.

Lee Ann said...

Looks like fun! I haven't been to the fort since I was about 8. I really want to go, but thought you had to sit there all day. Maybe some year soon.....

meleea said...

it was good to see you at the party! so glad you went to the fort...we didn't go for the first time in like 20 years. i was a little sad at first, but it turned out to be a fun time blowing up stuff with friends in our parking lot!!

Gina said...

I remember when we all went to the fort together. I was 8 months pregnant and had to be pushed back up the hill to see the fireworks from your yard.

As I recall, the conversation went something like this:
Mom: Oh, that's so nice. Seb is helping her carry that baby up the hill. You know, he never used to touch her when they were dating.
Trish: Mooooom, they obviously touched....
Oh yes, and Rose declaring to the whole yard that we took so long getting back that she thought I had gone into labor on that hill and was delivering on the street.
Good times, Trish. Good times.

Debbie said...

I want a parade in our neighborhood! I think I need to bring that idea up to the HOA...and let someone else plan it ;)...I, too, thought it was poo in those pics and why do all kids find poo funny...Mine think it is hysterical. Oh and your comments about your job and wanna be job really made me laugh hard...And if you haven't read it, Gina outed you on why you shouldn't EVER ever be an OB nurse...oh and then your Mom piped in...all of which has given me many laughs this morning...Enjoy your day!

The Pace Posse said...

Looks like so much fun! Parties and festivities with friends... What a great day!

Lula! said...

Ahem. Where have you been all week, my dear?

Just wonderin'. If you've kept busy making delicious pans of chocolate chip goodness, then by all means...return to what you're doing. But send some to me. And Melissa. Please.

Melissa Lee said...


You know what I'm talking about...don't you??? if you're gonna be "nasty" don't leave me comments.


I love hearing from you.

I don't like that you can do math in the shower. But I do love hearing from you.


PS. Quit thinking of how hot my husband is while your in the shower.

Feathering My Nest said...

Hi Trish, I thought I'd stop by and say hello. I have not stopped in for a long time. We love Ft. Vancouver and used to go to many of the events there. We used to live in Washougal. I miss those days greatly.

I had to crack up several weeks ago. I was making a comment on SITS about the Victoria Secret law suit. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to say. As I glanced down the page of other commentors, I saw your picture with the goggles, and got exactly what I wanted to say. She should have worn eye goggles when applying that underwear. "Nuff Said."

Have a great day. Kathi