We headed to Rexburg for the 4th of July. It really is so fun there on the 4th. They have an awesome parade, wonderful weather, we ate delicious food the whole time and got to hang out with family. Really what more can you ask for??
I know this is taking me forever to post about but accchhhhkkkk. I have been nesting like crazy and painting, cleaning and such every second of the day.
Okay...back to the fourth.
We made it to Rexburg Thursday night. We had a nice drive up and drove through one of the CRAZIest storms I have ever seen. It was almost pitch black out just from storm clouds.
Friday a couple of the cousins came over and Cortney and I got to have a nice relaxing day because the kids just played and played outside and we barely even saw them. It was awesome. We went and ate lunch at Taco Time (a Rexburg must) all by ourselves and left the boys up at grandmas. It was great. Friday night we went out to Tyler and Nicole's for fire and Smores. It was so fun to just sit around and talk with all of the adults. Once again being in the country my kids just ran wild.
Every time I go to Rexburg it makes me want to look at real estate there. I love the wide openness you feel there. Hummmm. I would love for my kids to have a couple of acres to run around on. Instead I am scared they are going to get kidnapped by one of the million random people that walk by my house everyday (on their way to the bus stop).
Anyways. Saturday was the 4th...duh. Cortney left early in the morning to take some family pictures. Which was great for him to be able to do. Then we all headed for the parade. It was fun. My kids were over it in about 15 minutes. It was hot and even the candy wasn't enticing them. But we stuck it out and I personally had a great time. I love that kind of stuff. I will post parade pictures tomorrow.
Then it was home for the annual Boice family slip and slide. It is so funny to watch. I spent the afternoon cooking. Then when the cooking was done I got to sit around with my lovely family. We sipped limonadas and played sequence...two of my favorite things to do in Rexburg.
Rob loved the slip and slide. I was shocked since he doesn't like to be sprayed. He would make cameron stop the hose but as soon as Rob would start running Cam would put the hose back on. He went like a million times.
He didn't even want to take the time to put on a swimsuit. He just took he shirt off and took off down the hill.
I loved this pictures of the three girls and rob in the background. It looks fun doesn't it? It isn't...after last year I was sore for a week.
Look at that form.
Oh...and some of Oli.
Look at how happy Oliver looks. I love it.
That night we had an amazing BBQ at Shawn and Kandee's. They had invited Shawn's forman from his landscaping company and they made and brought the best ever beef for tacos. Steak tacos. Yum. There was so much good food. I ate and ate. My dessert plate alone was filled with like 5 different things. Sooo good. The boys ran around with the other cousins and lit fire works like wild kids. I let them do things I would never let them do here at home.
All in all we had the best weekend. I loved every minute of it. I hope I can get back to Rexburg again before this baby is born. I don't know if that will be possible with everything I have going on this summer but I hope so.
Rob put his head too close to a lit smoke bomb. It burned his little head. Hahaa. They were loving the fireworks. (oh and of course shawn put on like a city caliber firework show...it was amazing.)
A boice get together isn't a Boice get together until the boys start shootin' stuff.
The boy cousins setting off fireworks.