Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Weekend

My brother Jae drove down from San Francisco to stay with us for the holiday weekend, and it was such a treat! On Friday morning we played 18 "holes" of frisbee golf. It turned out to be a lot of fun, so much that Josh and Jae went back again and played on Saturday, too! Just look at that form.
We debated whether we should take Brynlee down to the pier with all the chaos and crowds, but it turned out to be great. Brynlee loves being part of the action.
I neer seen Huntington Beach so crazy! Brynlee had her eye on a handsome little toddler down on Main street. She couldn't take her eyes off him. And of course he was smitten, too. They plan to look for each other next year on the 4th.We sat on the beach and watched the huge fireworks show, while Brynlee was sound asleep in her stroller. She was a champ!
Brynlee wore her festive little outfit to a 4th of July program that our stake put on. The children stole the show with their confident solos and the 50-states-catwalk. Josh and I decided we have to stay in Huntington Beach at least until Brynlee is old enough to be one of the states in the catwalk. It was hilarious!
No 4th of July is complete without a little BBQ. Ours included grilled brat sausages, turkey dogs, and grilled corn on the cob - our new favorite!
Brynlee has perfected the cheeseball smile. I love it!
Bryn, like Josh and I, wished he could have stayed longer! But we'll take what we can get!


clarke fam said...

How fun to have Jae down for the weekend. Bryn is so cute. I can't wait to hold her soon!!

Jessica F. said...

We are dying that we get to see you guys in just three weeks... Yipee! Bryn in so dang cute.

How fun to have Jae there. Family visits are the best!

Meghan said...

So, Mike and I went home to CA for the weekend and went to the HB stake show as well! We were wondering if we'd see you guys there, but didn't. What show did you guys go to? We went to the 10. And, oh my goodness! Didn't you just love the Nifty Fifty catwalk?! Our favorites were the lobster from Maine and the potato sack from Idaho. We laughed until we cried :) Glad you had a happy 4th!

Aaron and Whitney Johnson said...

oh my goodness, I can't even imagine how busy huntington beach would be over july 4th! when we were there over memorial day weekend i thought i was going to get trampled on or something. and brynlee seriously seems like the perfect baby!