Holiday in Newton

This past weekend was Independence Day. Shannon, Keagan, and I went to Newton to spend the holiday with family.

We arrived late Friday night and finally got to see Jayme and Charles' new house! It's going to be awesome! It has a good layout, a nice sized kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, plenty of bedrooms, a big garage, and it's over 100 years old! Cool! They've got a LOT of work to do, but it's coming along. The wooden floors have been redone and look good. The bathroom tub has been tiled and looks awesome. I can't wait to see more!

Saturday we hung out and had some good food. They have an apricot tree in their back yard. So, Shannon recruited Nikki and Mom to help pick some apricots. They got out a ladder and picked pretty much the entire tree. It was a lot of apricots!

We froze 10 gallon sized bags of them and there were more than that!

That evening we went to a concert put on during the Chisholm Trail Festival. It was Keagan's first. :)

Afterwards, we went to Walmart and got some stuff, like ice cream. :) Keagan was in a light sleep cycle and I just love the faces she makes during them. The video below shows you how cute she looks.

Sunday, Jayme and Charles had a little party. Friends from Dodge came with two of their children (5 years and 2 years old). Some of Charles family came, including his parents and Trevon, his cousin with his wife and 11 week old baby boy.

We shot off some fireworks. It was fun to watch all the kids with the poppers and other explosives. All supervised by attentive adults of course. :)

It rained most of the weekend. But that just made for a safer yard. During the breaks we watched the mini-show in Jayme's front yard.

That night, we walked down to the creek and watched the city's show. Keagan was a bit fussy. It was so humid and warm. She ate pretty poorly and didn't really want to be outside anymore. But the fireworks, she enjoyed them. She'd quiet down and just watch them. Then when they would stop, she would make noises like, "hey, I want more. That isn't good enough!". It was petty cute. It's hard to see, but on the right in this picture Shannon is hold her.

Then Monday we went to a museum with Mom. It was Keagan's first museum trip, and to no surprise, she slept through most of it. :) Here she is with a real mummy.

And here she is with some other artifacts.

She's a cutie. :) Jayme, Charles, and Nikki came to town and we all ate lunch/dinner at Caffe Moderne in Old Town. They had some delicous panini's.

It was a pretty nice weekend! Lots of rain, fireworks, food, and family. :)


Irene said...

yes I had a great weekend and I can't wait for Nikki's birthday party to see you all again. We have a little pool for Keagan. Need to take lots of pictures!

Irene said...

I love the little clip of Keagan, she is so precious. her smile is absolutely wonderful.... even in sleep.