Casey, Jana & Harley, Payton, Taylor, Nati, Rylie, & Camryn
Wellington celebrated their Pioneer Days this weekend. It's a fun celebration our little town puts on. The festivities began Friday, but we didn't get involved until Saturday. Saturday started with a parade down Main Street (aka hwy. 6, that can't be fun for officers to shut down a busy state highway for 30 minutes). Most of the Wellington Wards put a float in the parade, the 1st ward was absent this year, someone needs to talk the primary presidency about that one :), but there were a few other local floats; the little league baseball teams, local politicians, a few family floats, high school cheerleaders, you get the picture, a small town parade. The girls made out like bandits with a basket full of candy. Gotta love a small town parade.
After the parade, we snuck into the church (perks of knowing someone with a key) and the girls changed into their dance costumes. The studio performed in the park after the parade. Summer performances are like playing a game of chance, you never know what your going to get. Well, I sent out a note that had 6 classes performing. Of those 6 classes, I had 4 dance. One of the classes had only one girl show up. She was brave and did a solo. Rylie's class is quite large, I had 5 girls that were able to make it, Taylor's class has 8 in it, 3 girls came, but that's how it goes in the summer, especially on a holiday weekend. Even with small numbers, the girls did a great job. I was very proud of all of them.
After the performance, we went back over to the church, changed clothes, and headed back over to the park. Shameless advertising on my part, all of my girls, including myself, were wearing Dance Technica t-shirts. :) One side of the park is full of free stuff for the kids to do. It's great. Taylor and Rylie spent most of their time on one of those huge blow up things, while Camryn went three times on the swings.
Garth even played one of the games. I'll have you know my big strong husband hit that thing all the way to the top - twice! He even won a little stuffed frog for his manly efforts. :)
The girls and Garth also went on the train that goes around the baseball diamond. It was pretty cute to watch Camryn. She stood on Garth's lap most of the ride with her hands up in the air.
Before we left, we bought some home made root beer from the Utah Daughters of Pioneers and also a pan of the most delicious peanut-butter chocolate brownies. Yum!!!! We finished off the day with working in the basement (don't get too excited, we just moved things around and threw out a lot of stuff so when we get real serious, things will be out of the way), a baptism, and a wedding reception.
We had a busy, but very nice holiday weekend. I hope you did too!