7.06.2010

4th of July weekend (picture overload)

technically, this was arlo's 2nd independence day. however, last year he was 5 days old and we didn't leave the house, which was tough for me because it is one of my favorite, if not my very favorite holiday. we had a fun filled weekend, that is for sure (and a tiring one). friday night we went camping with the janeways. we went to ainsworth state park, near all of the falls on historic columbia river hwy. it was fun, however... i do wish we would have stayed longer. due to a busy day of work for dan, we didn't get to the site until it was dark and we were packed up by 1pm the next day! crazy! we tried to go visit multnomah falls, but it was more crowded than i have ever seen it, so we passed it up and went to the vista house instead. enjoy the pictures: 

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this picture needs explaining. upon cleaning up, dan cut his finger fairly deep on an aluminum can lid while pushing the garbage down into the trash can. it was pretty bloody, and this picture was taken hours later after it had stopped. it was not fun. dan still can't use it that much. we came home totally tired and went to bed when arlo did at 7:30pm. 

the next day, the actual 4th of july was a blast. after church and a nap from arlo, we headed over to my aunt & uncles house for a BBQ and fireworks. it was also my grandfather's birthday, so we had some great desserts. arlo loved being outside and playing with his grandpa, cousins, aunts and uncles. oh, and eating watermelon of course! 

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(i love this picture of him, he looks so handsome and grown up)
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we roasted gigantic marshmellows
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we left before the big fireworks show, but, arlo was in awe of the small ones.

3 comments:

that's what she said...

what a fun 4th of july weekend! looks like you guys had a blast (well, minus the finger part for dan). and arlo actually liked the fireworks? bennett screamed bloody murder. maybe next year he'll like them! lol.

Kimberly said...

We had so much fun camping with you guys! Maybe next year we should have the boys take Friday off and we can go Thursday night to Saturday :) I've been meaning to ask you how Dan's finger is. Poor guy. And...I agree. That picture of Arlo is awesome! I love how grown up he looks. He is definitely a looker!

Marissa and Blaine said...

Arlo is so big now! I can't believe how old he looks! I love his hair... it makes him look like a little man. He's very handsome! What great pictures! Looks like it was a fabulous weekend!