It was fun to see Grandma driving the American Colloid Float. She had picked up CJ, Quinn and Carissa and had them on the float as well.
Ron Micheli was in the parade as well. We're hoping he will be Wyoming's next governor!
Assessing the goods! :)
Taysum thought this green car was pretty awesome!
After we got home, we jumped into our swim suits and went to the wading pool at the park. It was still early in the day, so it was a little cooler than when we usually go later in the afternoon; the nice thing was we had the whole place to ourselves! Here is Ken testing the waters...
Taysum really enjoys the whale slide!
We bought some diving sticks that were on clearance at the store and the kids had a lot of fun throwing them in the pool... and having Daddy retrieve them, of course! :)
Wrapped around her pretty little finger!
After the pool and lunch, I got this crazy idea to make Bailey a dress for my brother Matt's wedding. The colors were yellow and white. I found some yellow and white eyelet material at our fabric store and I broke out my great Aunt Betty's sewing machine I inherited about 8 years ago. I am NO seamstress (I'm way too impatient) and I didn't have a pattern (other than in my head). It didn't turn out exactly as I had planned (I think I made it too big) but it was yellow, right!? I actually ended up redoing the straps the night before we left for the wedding! The funniest part of making the dress was my model. Bailey was down for a nap, so Taysum was it! The first time I tried it on him, he said, "Mom... I think this is for girls." I tried to explain to him, but he wasn't convinced. Then he was really worried that Ken would laugh, so we hurried and took it off. I needed him one more time and after much pleading, he said in a very disgusted voice, "Dad, I have to go do princess..." He wasn't very excited about being a model, but he was more than thrilled for Bailey to try on her "princess dress." She woke up pretty grumpy from her nap and didn't care much for it. So, this will probably end my adventures in sewing for a while! :P
After the dress, I ran to the store real quick for a couple of things to bring to a pot luck dinner we were going to later that night and then I headed to the Hyart. One of my favorite things to do is to volunteer and the Hyart. It's one of my most favorite places in the world and I just love everything about it!! Even the smell! They have people volunteer to take tickets and do concessions and then you get a free pop and popcorn (any size) and you can go to the movie for free if you'd like! It actually equates about $12 for the 1/2 hour - 45 mins. that you are there. It's really great! The best is when they ask Ken and I to do it together and then it's a free date; we just have to pay a babysitter!
After that, I met up with Ken and the kids at my Grandpa Anderson's 86th Birthday Party! We had a pot luck dinner at my Uncle Dan and Aunt Meg's garden. It was a great time and it was fun to see our family. As a surprise, my Aunt Vicki and Aunt Kelli came, too! It was really great to see them!
Tyler, Ken, Mykel and Aunt Meg
The Birthday Boy's bride
Mom and Aunt Kelli
The Robertsons and their new little boy Kelvin (the blanket he's in is one that I gave them; I crocheted the edging)
The whole fam damily (as Uncle Dan likes to say...) ;)
Taysum, Bailey, Gavin and Carissa
Lindsay, Celeste, Chad, Dad and Hayden (well... his stroller anyway) The kids just couldn't wait for the cake!