Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pioneer Day

We are lucky enough to live in a state that pretty much celebrates 2 4th of July's. Every year on the 24th, the wonderful people of Utah get to celebrate Pioneer Day, to commemorate the pioneers settling in the valley. And because of this fine occasion, hot dogs and fireworks are standard. Who doesn't love that?? Any reason to have fireworks is a good reason for me.

Scott had to work for the first part of the day, but after he got out we headed down to Spanish Fork with Ember and Clark, and had some dinner at Los Padillos. It was a serious struggle to find that sucker. Map on iPhone was less than helpful and I was more than frazzled because I was driving and there were big groups of people in downtown celebrating Fiesta Days. Turns out that the restaurant was actually called Los 2 Padillos...that darn extra 2 caused all that headache.
Isn't picture of Ava eating a lime amazing?
Dinner was awesome! Sometimes those hole in the wall places are the best. Never underestimate the hole in the wall. After we ate we headed over to Mapleton to meet up with our friends Andrew and Jessica to watch some fireworks. Jessica picked out THE perfect spot, and the fireworks were literally right over your head. It was amazing to just lay down in the grass and see the fireworks that close. Props to Jessica for picking that sweet spot!
This baby was a TAD crazy during fireworks. Scott gave her 2 small straw-fulls of Mountain Dew (I had no part of that) and she sucked on limes and oranges all dinner...she was off the wall I tell ya. The crash was incredible though. I don't think I have ever seen her go from 100% to 0% so fast haha
Ava was completely captivated by those fireworks, she was frozen, like not even blinking frozen. Sure beats the 4th of July when she just drank her bottle and slept through all the fireworks.
Hope everyone who celebrated Pioneer Day had a fun time, and those who don't celebrate it, come visit Utah on July 24th next year! You won't regret it:)


  1. Looks like fun! Your top is super cute too :)


  2. There are tons of great things going on for Fiesta Days! Don't miss Spanish Fork Community Theater's production of My Fair Lady! Check out our review:

  3. Ava's little romper is so adorable! Looks like tons of fun!