Friday, July 6, 2007

4th of July

What is there not to love about the 4th of July? It is, by far, my favorite holiday of the year. I usually celebrate in Lewiston, Utah doing the small town, family fun. This year we headed down to St Louis with the Aanderuds for some big city fun. First thing was the parade. We had a great spot in the shade, but by the time the parade actually made it to us, it was sunny, muggy, and HOT. We made the boys go shopping so I could take advantage of Melody's incredible eye for home decor. The boys wandered over to a sushi bar and challenged me to my first taste of the stuff. I loved it, until they gave me a little taste of wasabi. I'm such a pansy.

We were driving around to look for a good firework-viewing spot and decided impulsively to go to a Cardinal's game. I'm so glad we did--what's more American than baseball?!?

You can buy cheap general admission tickets that get you pretty close to the action. Justin and I bought some seat tickets from a scalper and since many, many people buy seats then just sit at the bars to watch the game, we had an entire row of seats to ourselves. Great game, they won, Go Cardinals! Sure, I'll be a Cardinals fan now, why not.

The arch is a short walk away from the stadium, so we went there to watch fireworks. We were all exhausted by the end of the day, but it was great.

Baby love at the fireworks.

Enjoying some fireworks at the end of a HOT day.


jayne said...

What a fun 4th! I'm glad to see you got come pictures of the babes hugging instead of avoiding each other---priceless! Did you find really good home decor with Melody's eye? I imagine you found some great stuff.

Katherine said...

I love the pictures of the babies and the fireworks under the Arch! Looks amazing.

Jodie said...

How fun!! What a great way to spend the 4th!! I am so glad that you all went to a Cardinals game!! You can't live in MO and never have been to one! It looks like you all had a great day!!

Barb said...

Looks like fun. Your pics of the fireworks under the arch rock. Nice baseball seats too! I found a new love for baseball after we went to our first Major league game in Cali a few years back. It is definitley my favorite kind of game to watch live.

Allison Riley said...

Hey Ash - great pictures! I'm glad you and Justin are out there to learn the ropes before we come out to WashU. Wishful thinking... wishful thinking... I love the pictures of Abbey and Eiric (sp?) hugging, so sweet!