Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fairy Works & Glitterers: One Magical day



July 4th will have a lot to live up to next year. Here's a recap for 2007. In the wee hours of the morning my sister and Michelle met me for our morning work out, (So those who know me are all thinking that you've made a mistake and logged onto a fit persons blog, because Becca doesn't sweat or do things that exert more energy then finding the remote. It really is me. I had to enlist the help of some accountability people to motivate me to not hit the snooze button but I'm doing it! This is all for vain purposes with a little health benefits that just come along for the ride. Matt and I are going to Hawaii in September and he signed me up for a wet t-shirt contest. Kidding. I just had a vision to wear something other then a t-shirt and jeans to the beach. Dare I say a bikini? Many more work outs needed.) After my sisters kick-arse workout, we saw a hot air balloon land near us. Very cool. Something I'd love to do someday. Came home, showered and then Matt and I slapped sun screen on the kids and stood them on a hot street in St. Paul to collect candy for the family while watching a parade. Went to a carnival where we ate shaved ice, corn dogs, elephant ears and lots of water. I could hear myself getting fatter. Stefanie and I took Daphne and Tobin on a faris wheel and then the pair of them went on a kid roller coaster all by themselves. It was a proud moment. Did a quick diaper change on the babies and headed home for naps and down time for us. We met up with my mom and went out to my in-laws for some fried chicken, corn on the cob, baked bean and homemade potato salad. The farm was beautiful with just a soft breeze. We let Tobin and Daphne play in the sprinkler while we ate in peace and later water the garden and gathered fresh eggs. Matt and I went off on the four wheeler for some alone time and went to his favorite spot and just talked. (Matt even prayed for our family and Thanked God for our many blessings. Sigh) We ended our time at the farm with Tobin and Daphne playing with sparklers. Tobin ran all over with his and kept coming back asking for glitterers. (Sparklers/glitterers, Kinda makes since right?) Daphne, well, fire on a stick doesn't hold much appeal to my sweet niece. I'll post a video later today.
We packed the kids up late and they all fell asleep as soon as we started the van. We could see fireworks in the distant and decided Tobin would love to see the big show on the water front. We went to the top of a parking garage and woke Tobin up. We told him we were not ready for our fun day to end. He looked at us like we were mad. But once he heard that first boom, He was hooked. He kept calling them fairy works.
Tobin uttered the words, "Thanks for my fun day" before drool was hitting his pillow last night. Back to normal life today of cereal and color books the fifth of July can be disappointing.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

What a great, magical, "fairy"-like day!

But you and Matt "just talked?" Yeah, whatever. Who won the submarine race???

LizzyG said...

Way to go on starting your exercise regime - You are going to be one hot mama in Hawaii! And I totally laughed out loud when I read the wet t-shirt part. I clearly remember the first time Daniel and Sarah went on a kiddy roller coaster all by themselves, I seriously got teary eyed. What a wonderful 4th of July! You are truly blessed.

Sharon said...

Ok. Becca commented on my blog that she didn't understand what the "Submarine races" are.

Who out there has ever been to the submarine races? They're really great. REALLY great. Tell Becca how great they are. She should really go to them sometime.

Glory Laine said...

So I am not ashamed to say that I had to google the phrase "Submarine Races". Take a look for yourself if you are naive like me. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=submarine+races

I guess I just didn't do that kind of stuff when I was younger.

Anonymous said...

Becca,

I checked on a whim, thinking, I can't wait to see her 4th blog, but there's no way that girl has had the time to sit down and do it....but then there it was:).

I loved it and Daphne too! What great pics, summarizing all the highlights!

That was a perfect, perfect day yesterday! It exceeded my expectations and then some. I look forward to many more years to come.
Love, Stef

LizzyG said...

I too had never heard the term "submarine races" before, but had a suspicion of what it had to do with. I looked up the link Becca posted, and am laughing out loud right now. Too funny!

Team Johnston said...

looks like you guys had a blast! Thomas & Allyson called the fireworks, "firewords" but they had blast watching them!
-Danielle

Angela said...

Looks like so much fun! For some reason my computer wont let me watch the video.

priscilla tilgner said...

Good times! Its memories like these that our lives should be built around.

Joshua & Valerie said...

What an amazing day. I love days like that- so full of wonderful things. It makes you go to sleep with a satisfied smile on your face. So glad to hear your fourth went so well!

Rachel & Family said...

Hawaii in September. That sounds wonderful!