Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Weekend

We are grateful for all the men and women who have fought for our country to make us free. This memorial weekend was a reflection of that freedom, as we did many fun things to celebrate this country, our families, and the people who made it all possible!

We started on Saturday by picking blueberries (as you have seen in a previous post). Enjoying the outside and the fruits of the land, while spending time with family and friends.

Watch for the next post about making blueberry jam!!

That night we went to the Memorial Park in La Canada to watch a movie... Beverly Hills Chauauah (sp?). The kids REALLY enjoyed the movie and eating popcorn outside in the grass!

Sunday we slept in... went to church... and then returned to the park for a fireworks show. We sat very close! The girls loved it... Nelson loved the lights but the loud noise kept him snug in my lap (something that doesn't happen often!)

Monday morning we went to the parade down Foothill blvd. It was lots of fun. We met up with some friends that Deric has known since high school. Our kids got along great! Here are some pictures of the kids watching....

Jess favorite part-the gymnastics girls and the plane fly over

Sam-the Oscar Myer wiener mobile (it was huge!)

Sarah-the cheerleaders

Carrie- the bands

Nelson-the fire trucks!!

Nelson sat in the stroller for the first little bit, and then I had to chase him for the remainder of the almost two hour parade.

This was one of my favorite parts!

I took this picture for Deric. He was on a plane as we were watching the parade (heading back from the Indy 500). This is the La Canada band, Deric marched in this parade just like this a FEW years ago!

After the parade we went to the Hoopes house to wait for Deric. We had a yummy hot dog lunch, after which Nelson CRASHED.

Lastly, we went to the park again for a fun free concert. We sat on blankets in the warm sun and listened to 50's music. We met up again with some the friends from the parade. The kids ran around and we enjoyed each others company. It was a carefree and fun afternoon. A great ending to a great weekend.

We hope you all had a great weekend too!


The Kelley Family said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend! So much to do!!

Ben & Rachel said...

Looks like fun. So funny, I just went to the farm on the 21st.

Jessica Everitt said...

how fun!!!

AB said...

Wow! I had no idea there were so many local activities on Memorial Day.