Saturday, December 10, 2011

You've Heard of Christmas in July...

How about July in Christmas? As I write, my computer is sitting on a Christmas tablecloth but I am so far behind on my blog that I am writing about 4th of July. Ah, well. I've got a few weeks off coming up--we'll see how far I get.

We spent the 4th in Centerville, UT, where they celebrated the 4th on the 2nd (?). The day began with the annual Freedom Run 5K, the longest footrace I had yet done. I ran the whole way and finished! Of course, my time was just a hair under double Greg's time, and Kelsey walked the dog most of the way and still beat me. There were grandmas out there that I couldn't catch up with. The whole way my mantra was, "I have short, little legs!"

Next was the main event: The Centerville 4th of July Parade, where the candy haul rivals Halloween:

Back home at Grandma and Grandpa's we had a big lunch (barbecued chicken and apple pie--mmmm...) and then began the 1st Annual Willden Olympics. Events included a doughnut-eating contest:

A balloon and squirt bottle tether-ball game:

And a water balloon toss. We began with your basic person-to-person toss, then brought out towels and launched the balloons as teams:

It was a fun, fun day. Everyone received a medal for their stellar performance, and we later capped the day with a fireworks display a la Michael (not pictured because it was too darned dark).
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