First we had the Fourth of July Eve camp out...
The Hansen's joined us this year. Aric and Kyle loved being squished like sardines with the girls.
Then comes the parade...
Here's all the kids from our gang. Noticeably absent were the Romney's and the Sampson's.
The mother's of that gang.
A sampling of the fabulous floats.
Camden's first fourth...doesn't he looked thrilled.
After the parade the girls headed to the Hansen's for some swimming fun.
Then back to our house for some seriously good food. Aric out did himself on the ribs this year.
Since we live in the land of no real fireworks, we have to make due with lame ol' pop-its.
They are pretty boring so this is how we spice it up...
Aric teaches Eden how to pop the pop-it between her fingers.
Then we had an impromptu race.
Last but not least we ended the night watching the fireworks.
Camden loved them. He would make little squealing noises after each "boom".
We had a great fourth. It was jammed packed with good friends and good food. The best part of the whole weekend was on the home from the fireworks show, I explained to the girls what the fireworks represented. Before Eden went to bed that night she asked me to tell her more about it in the morning. At church the next day we sang the Star Spangled Banner and during the song Eden whispered to me, "this song is about what you were teaching us about..."
Yes, the fourth was full of fun but we still took the time to remember what it was all about. I hope your fourth was fabulous.