Monday, June 29, 2009

Celebration of Liberty

Here in town there is a group of people that have started a tradition for the 4th of July called Celebration of Liberty. They started it last year and we have enjoyed being a part of the activities.
Last Saturday was the Children's Parade. (It is always the Saturday before the 4th) Your just supposed to dress up your family is red, white, and blue and march down Main Street.
Last night my mom and Lisa performed in a program that is also a part of the Celebration about the Constitution. There was lots of music, a reinactment of Patrick Henry's speech "Give me Liberty or give me death", and some really good speakers. Glenn Rawson was the key note speaker and it was really good.
The day before the 4th they do a big firework display at Rigby Lake. It is set to music (kinda like the Idaho Falls fireworks) and has actually been really good the last few years. This year I'm pretty sure the music will be broadcast on KUPI 99.
If you want anymore information about the Celebration of Liberty click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrew!!

This last weekend I got to make my brother a fish cake for his birthday. It was a lot of fun, and I think that it made him very happy! If you want to see a closer look at the cake click here.
Happy Birthday Andy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stampede Days 2009

Once I got the rodeo program done for the year, we had a great time at Stampede Days this year.

Friday night at the rodeo Ella rode a sheep for the first time! She was sooooo excited!!! When it came time for her sheep to leave the shoot, it hesitated and then suddenly jumped. Needless to say she ended up on her face right out of the shoot. She was not very happy for awhile, but as Dave carried her back to the grand-stand he convinced her that it was fun, and that she needed to try it again. We'll have to see I guess.... I guess it was worth it, cause she got a bag of prizes just for riding!
The next day we went to the parade on Main Street. It goes without saying that our parade is definetely a small town parade, but it was a lot of fun. Ella got to ride in the parade with her preschool this year. The morning of the parade Ella asked if she got a prize for riding in the parade (because of Mutton Busting) and when I told her no, she almost wouldn't ride. It was a good thing that a bunch of her friends from school were there to ride with, or I don't think she would have gone!! Little stinker...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Memorial Day

This year we went and spent a lot of time putting flowers on graves for Memorial Day.  Ella got really into it this year, the wind was blowing, so she insisted on sitting the flowers back up that had tipped over.  She also enjoyed putting her own flowers on graves.  The first place we stopped was at the Rigby Pioneer Cemetary to visit my dad's grave.
Next went up to the Ririe Cemetary to visit the graves of my Grandma and Grandpa Nielson.  On the way there we had to play "Bushel and a Peck" because my Grandma used to sing it to Ella whenever she went to visit the nursing home.  That is how she remembers my Grandma the best.

Last we went to the Victor Cemetary to visit the graves of all of the Boyle and Drake side of the family.  It was fun to take the kids and get to show them where all our family is buried.

Preschool graduation...

(I know that I am way behind, but with vacations and Rodeo program, I haven't had much time)
Congratulations Ella Jean!
Ella had sooooo much fun at preschool this year! She made some good friends too! (The girl's that she is sitting by in the pictures/videos are Taylor and Lizzie. If you have had a conversation with Ella about preschool, I am sure she has told you about them!) Graduation was so fun, the kid's got to sing some funny songs and get their diplomas.