Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 4th of July (Weekend with the In-Laws: Part III)

Sunday morning we went to Pancakes at the Plaza in Santa Fe benefiting the local United Way. 


Without realizing it, we stood in the line that was sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is where Russ works. :)

This is probably the first time I have ever seen Russ flip his hat backwards! He told me it was becuase he wanted to keep the sun off his neck... haha.

The pancakes were good, they came with fresh strawberries and fried ham, yum! Russ' favorite part was the chocolate milk, the best he'd had since we came to New Mexico. :)

I went with the boys to walk around the car show, while Russ' parents looked at some of the craft booths.

A Model T-Ford. Cool.

I got a hat! I love it and would have worn it to work every day this week if I'd thought that was acceptable. :)

That evening, we went to the Kiwanis 4th of July Extravaganza. If Russ and I had been 5-years-old, we would have been in heaven because they had four bounce houses and a small fire engine to ride around!

Instead, we played the age-appropriate game of dominoes.

As the sun was setting, we sang the National Anthem and then....

BOOM! The sky filled with colors and shapes.

For forty-five minutes, we participated in this sacred 4th of July tradition with the thousands of Los Alamos residents in the area.

Thomas wrapped himself up like an apple turnover because it got to be pretty chilly without the sun.

We had a great time at the park! Next year, we're going to have to figure out how to enjoy it all without participating in the hour-long traffic jam that occurred immediately afterward. :)

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