Wednesday, July 8, 2009

independence weekend...

... beware the picture overload... but know that it could have been worse:)
we had such a fun time celebrating the 4th. provo has its freedom festival every year, which is one of the best in the nation, so there was plenty to do and see. on thursday the girls and i headed to a local park that they "turned into" ellis island. it was such a neat little experience. grandma perk (jordan's mom) took all of the grand kids on the this little tour that explained the promises the immigrants were to make in order to become a u.s. citizen. at the end of the little tour, we all took citizenship tests. i passed mine with flying colors--thank you fourth grade u.s. history! then we took the oath. it was all very well done.

grandma giving the tour around the flags...

our lady liberties with aunt jana...and as an aside can i just say i love the girls in these little stretchy shorts-- they make their legs look like little sausage links...mmm..

on friday a part of historic provo set up what they called "colonial days." they had people dressed up, displaying their wood work, paintings etc. the girls also scored some adorable little clothespin dolls which they, of course, thought were delicious.avery gagging herself with her dolltilly giving hers the once over before she sinks her gums into it

mr. and mrs. lincolnsome amazing sidewalk chalk drawings...yes, sidewalk chalk.that night we had a family potluck dinner at grandma and grandpa stutz's farm, set off some fireworks (compliments of the very fun aunt jana), and had a campfire with s'mores. it was a great way to spend the evening.the girls didn't let the fun of the evening throw off their sleeping schedule, they know what's good for them:)
on the 4th we ate breakfast down at the farm, attended our niece christina's baptism, and just hung out the rest of the afternoon. it was such a beautiful day for taking pictures, so we did:)
did i mention that grandma and grandpa's farm is just divine? this is their lovely grapevine tunnel...

avery perched...
and tilly too!

these close up shots of the girls' holiday garb are for my sister lindsey...

i love tilly's nonchalant look here...
and, these really have nothing to do with the weekend, but we just love these close ups of the girlies...


tilly looking into the sun
avers.

tilly
avery the goober. she was being so funny that day... whenever she would turn and see me she just got this cheesy grin on her face. we just love these girls, and look forward to celebrating many more 4ths to come!

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

love my little lovelies....adorable!!
can't wait to see you all next week.

lindsey said...

i'm dying over here. first off, love the spandex shorts. they do look amazingly fat. what a fun weekend! the sidewalk drawings...annie, take a lesson. love love love the cute outfits and the chubby cheeks. provo is so patriotic.

Kathleen said...

re: picture overload...you need 2 photos of everything - so, not your fault:)

Jenna and Chris said...

I miss those darling little girls! I love them to pieces. I'm so glad you had fun at the Provo Freedom Festival. I really wish we could have been in the States for the 4th, but oh well. I've never spent a 4th of July in Provo and not at EFY or Aspen Grove. Sad!

Holly and Matthew said...

I love your adorable lit'l ones! These pictures are so cute! I loved them all!

Chrissie Brown said...

Oh gosh, so so so cute. The shorts are the best, but the sausage babies in the back of the car is a close second. And, just for the record, Tilly's outfit was ours, I gave it to Linds, she gave it to you....so technically, it's from Aunt Chrissie. :) If it wasn't so cute, I wouldn't have to take credit.......thank you garage sale Jack and Janie finds!!