Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Act 2; Scene 50: Celebrating Pioneer Day in Style

...Well, in the best style that we can for the moment. 

We started the day by packing up everything baby and heading to the church for the primary pioneer parade. It was supposed to come into the church parking lot between 9 and 9:15, and then the scouts were doing a flag ceremony at 9:15, followed by a pancake breakfast by the Bishopric.

We made it to the church at about 9:06 (a miracle, quite frankly--Tommy cried the entire stroller ride over there, only to cry himself back to sleep by the time we arrived) to find the parade over, the flag ceremony done, and a huge line for pancakes already formed.

Oh well--we had good intentions, and had a couple yummy pancakes before strollering home to feed the child. 

Then came the biggest adventure of the day--a picnic at the park with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Sam (kind of funny that we would have a 4th of July baby who has an "uncle sam"...).

After checking and double checking the diaper, getting the bottle ready, and packing up the whole house as if we would be gone for three days, we were ready to make it to the park for a few hours.

Thomas was a sleeping champ again--we even had to wake him up to feed him.

So sleepy while trying to burp

After we ate lunch, we decided Tommy was right and all settled down for a nap in the grass.

Now this is our idea of celebrating a holiday--naps all around!

lovin' the breeze in the shady outside

As Sam would say, "chillin'"   

Grandma and Grandpa love to hold and look at Tommy. Especially Grandma. Grandpa, did you even get a chance to hold him this time??? ;-)

 It was so nice to get outside for a few hours! I LOVED it! I can't wait to be able to go up into the mountains. Thanks for the delicious picnic and lazy naps--I'm glad that's how we got to celebrate the pioneers walking 1300 miles and not having anything tasty to eat :-)

Happy Pioneering!

That's a pretty smug little face if I say so myself :-)

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