Wednesday, August 4, 2010

24th of July

In Utah, the 24th of July is a State holiday. It is the day that the Saints came into the Salt Lake Valley from traveling from Illinois in wagons. We call it Pioneer Day, while Travis would like to call it Mormon Rebellion Day, because it was due to the fact that the early members of the church left the United States. 

We celebrate the day with BBQ, fireworks, parades and family fun. 
We started our day by heading down to Mapleton to watch the hometown parade. It is the perfect size, not to long, not to short and they throw candy.

The boys LOVE the candy

They had a fire truck and Kimball did not like the noise

We had a nice shady spot and we were able to sit and relax

Our gang! Aunt Melissa, Uncle Wayne, Grandma Walker, Grandpa Walker and Kimball

We did have some late comers! Aunt Rose and Uncle Derek

Kimball went from piece of candy to the next eating candy the whole time

Brandon didn't mind it either

The boys were very attentive to the parade. I was surprised

This is a tractor that the owners rigged it so it was a LARGE version of a remote control car. It was really cool

We then headed off to Grandma and Grandpa Walkers for some lunch. Daddy and the boys got into the hot tub and had some fun. After lunch we then went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. It was a nice movie. 

After the movie we decided to head to IKEA since it was so close. Towards the end the boys had had enough, but in the beginning they really liked trying out the merchandise! 

Kimball I think wants this bed! 

After IKEA the adults (minus me) went to the Salt Lake Bee game. I was going to have Trav take some pictures but he "forgot" the camera! The boys and I went home and had a relaxing evening. It was a fun day. I think my favorite part was spending time with family. I love it when we all get together and spend the day together. 


The Andrew's said...

Crystal- your boys are getting so big!!! I love the Festivities of the 24th!! Glad we live in Utah. I hear alot of other people dont celebrate it!

Pat said...

It sure looks like a fun and memorial time with the family and festivities, my dear. Enjoyed the photos.
Happy Quilting!