the 4th in our neck of the woods is more than just the 4th of July, it is more like the 1st, 2nd, the 3rd, and the 4th well at least this year it was.
We started the festivities on the 1st with our friends H* and K* and new baby C* whom I was happy to "help" hold and get to sleep at the end of our night (he makes me a little baby hungry...but no jumping to conclusions here people). Anyway we went to dinner at a yummy dinner at the Trolley then went to the Freedom Festival to check it out real quick. Next, we went to JCW's for the yummiest and cheapest ice cream cone in town and I made a fool of myself hiding from someone...long story. We ended the night chit chatting all night.
|Matson and K* being goofs and eating their ice cream.|
The rest of the afternoon consisted of this:
|Matson was seriously asleep laying in the pool. We all enjoyed the rays before the Stadium of Fire.|
|We ate at DQ before. Yum. Mint Oreo Blizzard.|
|Matson has this thing about ruining EVERY picture we take. No idea he was just gonna lift me up?!|
|Me and my darlin' (and tan) sister!|
|Before the show stared we went and found Matson's family!|
|Finally a cute one :) All red, white, and blued out.|
|Matson and my brother J* and a super bright green light?|
|He had quite a cool stage/screen! Fun show.|
Thanks Mom and Dad for taking us!
The 3rd was just a normal Sunday teaching the Sunbeams and family dinner then the night consisted of some long waiting out on the parade route (I learned my lesson this year, folks. I am just not cut out for doing it. I get a little cranky with not much sleep and I truly do not enjoy the motorcycles zooming by all night). It was fun to be with friends and family talking, playing games and OH killing ants?
|Matson, B*, and M* being silly right before they thought of their brilliant plan to burn and kill all the ants right by our area?|
|Matson preparing to kill the ants. I was actually glad they did because their was quite the ant hill by us!|
|Some of the burning (the were burning things for qutie some time). Boys will always be boys.|
|This here would be my 4 in the morning "shoot me" face.|
|Matson lighting fireworks off. He loved it.|
|C* was so afraid of the fireworks!|
|I guess I am a child at heart because every firework session I gotta light a sparkler!|
Thank you everyone for a very fun filled (4 days) 4th of July!
We can't wait until next year!
But even closer...we can't wait until the 24th (another holiday to light up some more fireworks and celebrate the pioneers)!