Sunday, July 20, 2008

4th of July Week

We went camping at Lava Hot Springs from the 2nd to the 3rd for a Staker Family Reunion. For those of you not from around here, it is a recreational water area heated by natural hot springs. It was lots of fun. On the night of the second Allan and I went over to the pools for about an hour and a half while his parents watched the kids. We jumped off all three platforms and went down the slides several times. It was great because it was still great weather, but the crowds had all left. The next day two of our sister-in-laws came with their kids as well as several of Allan's dad's relatives. I was so glad we had gone over the night before because I spent most of that day in the shallow end of the pool with Natalie and Lilly. Allan and I did take a couple of hours and go floating down the river on inner-tubes with our neice Kallie. Unfortunately I forgot to charge my camera, so I only took 2 pictures. In the first one you can see Allan and the kids waiting to go on the slide. You can also see the platforms that we jumped off. In the second one is Kallie coming down the slide.
Then we went home in time to stop by our friend's The Layton's BBQ. You can read about that fun BBQ here. We got there late for home made ice cream, smores, and fireworks.
The next morning we went to the Parade and then straight over to the river to claim our spot for the fireworks that night. Idaho Falls has an amazing fireworks show over the river by the falls. During the show, 7 shells a second are lit off. Supposedly it is the biggest show east of the Mississippi. Anyway, we spent the day playing cards and walking around the festivities. The kids had lots of fun with their cousins.
The next day we went to see Wall-E with Allan's family, which to be honest I kept falling asleep during. Then we went over to this Equal Access Park at Tautphus Park. Then out for pizza. It was a really fun week, but when we were out for pizza I started feeling sick and am just now starting to get better two weeks later.


James and Tricia Thomas said...

Family get together's are the best!! Idaho Falls has one heck of a firework show!! You guys are having too much fun!!

Nat said...

First off, I love your new background! Second, in response to your comments on my blog, you've never interrupted me. Third, I'm glad you figured out the blogroll thingy. Fourth, I hate cliquey people, too. And fifth, it looks like you had a blast on 4th of July. And sixth, Pete really didn't like Wall-E; I liked it, but I don't think my kids were crazy about it, either. And seventh, YAHOO for super long comments! :)