If you have been following my blog for a couple of years, you know that Fiesta Days is one of my favorite things about living in Spanish Fork. (For those of you that do not live in Spanish Fork, or Utah for that matter... quick summary. In Utah we celebrate the 24th of July as Pioneer Day, the day the Mormon pioneers came into the valley of Salt Lake to settle. It is huge for the state, almost like a second 4th of July. Fireworks are allowed, there are parades and decorations and Spanish Fork throws the biggest party in Utah County... Fiesta Days. Complete with a world-class rodeo)
While there are activities that start at the beginning of the month, the official Fiesta Days celebration starts the night before the rodeo begins This year that meant Wednesday the 19th. We started our festivities with the Baby Contest. Seriously... why do I put myself through that?! Katelyn wore her cowboy outfit from her birthday and was so exited for it, but as soon as it was our turn to approach the judges, she immediately looked down, put a sad look on her face and didn't want anything to do with it. As we were waiting in line for her picture, she got happy again and attracted the attention of the local news channel covering the event. The producer asked me if it was okay to film her and as soon as the camera came up she immediately got sad again.... The only good thing that came out of it was that by some miracle we actually got a good picture out of it (although she refused to wear the hat, even though she had refused to take it off earlier)
The theme for Fiesta Days this year was "We are SF" which is why she has the SF on her cheek... which she loved that I put on her by the way
That night, Julie and I took the kids to the Heritage Parade where the cowboys and horses make their way to the fairgrounds for the rodeo. We also took the kids to Cold Stone after
Saturday, we went to the activities they have at the park and to see the results for the baby contest (Katelyn didn't win her division and we hadn't expected her to). The contest is judged by Spanish Fork Royalty and their moms so we got to meet them and take pictures after. The kids didn't care for that
As I mentioned in my Sidewalk of Fire post, Julianna and Spencer were in a band called Day Job Junkies this year. Not only did they perform at our party, but they also got to perform at the library park as part of the "Entertainment at the Park" schedule.
but look at that happy face!
That after noon (after naps and a shower) we met up with the Tita's for a delicious BBQ and games. Canasta is our favorite game to play and Spencer and/or my dad always dominate... I still like it though
Seriously, if you live in or near Utah County come to Spanish Fork for Fiesta Days! You will not be disappointed!