Of course since it was a park Linc had to get some swinging action with daddy pushing. Fun times for the guys...
We had our first family canoe experience, which was really fun! Linc was a bit nervous at first, but after a bit he just enjoyed the ride. It was so cute to look back and see Linc sitting on the floor holding onto the bar in front of him and also standing up by daddy's legs holding a paddle. We had a fun time on the water.
Linc and dad played a game of who knows what, but Linc got to push buttons and that was all he cared about.
I stood in line for Linc to get a balloon animal Dave and Linc kept exploring around and playing the carnival games. The clown lady is actually someone we see quite frequently around town now and she remembers Linc each time. Linc got a monkey in a tree for his balloon and it actually lasted a long time considering we were outside the whole day.
Of course we couldn't let the day go by without playing a bit of frisbee golf. We each got a free frisbee and played 9 holes. Linc was in the stroller for the first half and although he enjoyed it it was much more fun when we took him out of the stroller. He ran around all over and enjoyed his freedom. He would grab the frisbee and then run wild while yelling...he had a wonderful time and so did we!
The next morning we got up and got ready for a ward breakfast at the park. We opened our gifts, which were pretty simple this year. Linc got an outfit and some little toys and Dave and I each got tumbler cups. We had fun at the breakfast and after food we went to the playground while all the kids played. Eventually Linc had enough and as he was walking towards Dave he makes the motion for all done and then just falls to his knees and starts whining. He was done! We took him home for his nap and we got ready for the afternoon.
For our afternoon fun we went to Seward County for the big celebration, but not without making a stop at Sonic for some happy hour slushes! We walked around and watched the parade...apparently Linc thought he could hail a taxi or a fire engine, maybe next time buddy. He hopped on the big tractor to try to drive it himself...that didn't work so he tried pushing it. Then Dave and I joined in for a family picture. After that we went home and boy were we exhausted!! It was sooo hot and we were sooo drained. Our 4th of July dinner included ribs, corn, beans and good drinks! After dinner we hung out with Linc for a bit and then put him to bed. We were so exhausted that we decided to stay in for the night. Dave and I relaxed on the couch and watched some TV while listening to all the fireworks that went on all night. It was a very successful 4th of July...can't wait for next year when we get to celebrate with our two little boys!!