Saturday, August 17, 2013

Family Fun in Indiana: Part 2

Our family gathering took place just a couple of weeks after John and Solveig came back from Spain.  So the boys got their gifts while we were there.

 Gus loves hats.

Anders gift was the cute jersey.  But he wouldn't put down the $2 microphone long enough for me to take his picture.  Anders gravitates to anything that will amplify his voice.

After dinner on the 4th, the kids got to play with sparklers.  They all had a little lesson in how to hold the sparklers so no one would get hurt.  I was pretty sure that if one of my boys got hurt it would be because they were sword fighting with them, not because they weren't holding them right.

Gus wasn't going to take his eyes off of it even for a second.

Anders wasn't as cautious and felt brave enough to wave it around a little.

John was extremely excited.

The boys went back for more and more and more.

Mike let Michael have some fun.

Grandpa has a birthday in July so we thought it would be fitting to celebrate with a cake while everyone was there.  Grandma put sparklers on the cake and Machara didn't think that was a good idea.

Ice cream cake will get 6 kids to sit still for a good 4 minutes.

Then after 4 minutes they are re-energized and ready to go.

Anders picked Aunt Andrina over Uncle Mike.  Uncle Mike wanted to go for two out of three.  Where's the ice cream cake when you need it?

Later in the evening we went down to the park for the fireworks.  John and Eva held hands the whole way.

After we found our seats we enjoyed the music and the cute little dancers.  We should enter these two in ballroom dance lessons.

Later in the weekend we took a trip back to the park.  The kids loved the see-saws.

Anders is not scared of anything.

Michael is not quite old enough to get on a see-saw, so daddy had to step in and help.

It was a wonderful, fun-filled weekend.  We ended  the weekend with a little baby shower for Ashley.  Stay tuned for those pictures.

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