Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all of our family and friends! As you know, this is THE holiday in Seward, Alaska thanks to the Mount Marathon race, which is taking over the world around here. Due to the disappearance of an individual from the mountain race last year, lots of NEW RULES are taking place, none of which make any sense to us residents. Pretty soon fun will be totally outlawed in America. But in the mean time, here we go!
Due to the mass exodus following the race on the afternoon of the 4th, our fireworks begin at midnight on the 3rd. It was a decent presentation this year, the best I can remember. We watched from our living room window and it was great!. Yes, this is us at midnight, still light enough to see everything.
 Ooooooo!  Ahhhhhhhh!

At the risk of being investigated by Child Protective Services, this is the funniest picture I think I've ever taken. It's just the way she is standing. She's not attached to the grill of that fire truck in any way. Promise.
We have a great playground here but it was cold and windy and beginning to rain and Madeline needed help getting home from Grandpa.
And Lydia catching a free ride from Dad.
Playing in the fountain at the SeaLife Center.
Madeline won a ribbon for running the Mini Marathon Race. This was her second year in a row. Not bad for a three year old.
Lydia is just adorable.
We had great company, great food, awful weather, but fun was had by all. We are so thankful for our family, our friends, our faith and our country and all those who make it a safe and happy place to live!

1 comment:

deerhollow said...

What we we do without each others comments??? I remember how much fun we had when we were in Seward for the 4th years ago! Dave and Valli's girls are soo cute! But why do these grand kiddos have to grow up sooo fast?
Miss you guys!!!