Friday, July 2, 2010

The Beginning of our Celebration!

Thursday, July 1, Halley surprised Payton and I with a fun filled evening of the Des Moines Symphony and Fireworks downtown. It was the best family time I can ever remember us having! Payton was a perfect baby - never cried, enjoyed the fireworks, and stayed out till 10:15 with no napping! She was so excited to see all the people, and to be with her mom and dad!

We packed a cooler with sandwiches and water, and hit the road! We arrived around 7 PM, and walked to the capital where they had the DSM Symphony playing. It was a great picnic dinner, and we even got a delicious strawberry smoothie - what a splurge!

After we ate and walked around a bit, we headed back towards the river where the fireworks would be. Halley found the perfect spot for us to watch them at the new walkway that the city just opened this week.

Here are a few pictures to document our WONDERFUL family outing. I am so blessed to have a husband who wants to spend time with us!!!

This sums up the night for me - my two favorite people!

The three of us in front of the DSM Symphony stage.

We were so happy to be with Halley!

Payton munching on some animal crackers - and loving them!

The crowd at the capital.

She loves Halley...she was staring at him all night!
Thanks Halley for a great start to a fabulous 4th of July weekend. We couldn't of asked for more!

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