Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

We had a fun 4th of July. We do the same thing every year and love it! This holiday is second in my book. (Right after Christmas) It is always full of fun, excitement and tradition. I am always way ready for bed when it is over but so happy we had a fun filled day. Ours started on the 3rd when we went to the fireworks show in town. The kids loved it and it was a lot of fun! I was really surprised when Hayden liked them and wasn't afraid!

Every year Monmouth has a children's parade. Our kids love to ride their bikes in the parade. Hayden got to ride in the wagon with Dotty. Dotty normally walks but it was so hot that the pavement was to hot for her feet. So she got to ride too. We watched the parade and the kids got TONS of candy!!! You would think it was Halloween. I think some of it might disappear! I have enough dental bills....
We had a great BBQ with some of our wonderful friends! Lots of our friends were out of town this year but we still had lots of fun. I wish I had taken some pictures of the BBQ but I was busy enjoying good company! I think this part was a lot of fun for Ethan because he got to have a big water fight with some of the kids and even daddy, and Bishop Gatherum got in on it. This was a highlight for Ethan and fun for the rest of us to watch!

At the end of it all is of course some fireworks. The kids had lots of fun watching and lighting them. I didn't think Hayden would like this part at all since she is afraid of fire! But she loved it all! She was dancing around and asking to do more more more!


Here are all the kids lined up watching the show! They were so cute dancing around as they watched. It was kind of funny because the line kept getting closer and closer and we would back them up and it would get closer....

Hayden and her favorite person! ANNA!
Ethan was so proud of "His" firework. It really was a great one and lots of fun to watch. Now just if he would get the idea of holding still and not pointing it at people, cars....
What a great day and aren't we blessed to live in the USA!!!

2 comments:

Annette said...

You guys have such a cool tradition!

The Hawaiian Gards said...

So much fun wish we were there!