Friday, July 11, 2014

Fourth of July

 This year we had a great Independence day.  We started off by walking to the parade.  It was pretty hot, but it was breezy which made it bearable.  Uncle Duncan stayed the night with us and came to the parade with us.  We also met up with some friends at the parade so it was pretty fun.  We sat next to a crazy lady who would scream for candy and run out and practically steal shirts and other things from the backs of the trucks driving by.  It was crazy.  But it got the candy coming our way so we weren't complaining. 

 Emery stayed in her stroller for the first long while.

Then she ventured out and sat with daddy for a while.  We were right next to the was SO LOUD!

 Zac looking good in his glasses.

 This was princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.  She stopped and talked to Sadie for a little while.

 This is just for proof that I was there too.

After the parade we walked home and had a little nap.  We had to get rested up for the festivities later on...Our friends invited us over to have a BBQ at their house.  We brought swimming suits and our slip and slide and played in their pool for a while.  The kids had a blast.  We also played a little bit of Wii.  

 Emery and Penny.  Cuties!

 Sadie and Teagan.

 After dinner, we had to rush back home for ROb to help the Young Men take the flags down that they had put up in the yards that morning for the holiday.  That and Uncle Luke, Aunt Taylor and her family were coming over to our place for fireworks. Here is Luke lighting the first of the sparklers.

 The whole crew watching the fireworks show.

 Zac loved it.  He would run out and help them light the fireworks and then run back to watch.  The whole night went very smoothly except for when Zac burned his fingers on a sparkler.  That was dramatic.  :)  But he was tough.

This is how Emery and I enjoyed the fireworks show.  She did NOT like the loud noises so we watched from the window.  

All in all it was a great day.  I am so thankful to live in a country where we are free to choose.  Thank you to all who have served our country to make that happen.

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