4th of July

We love the 4th of July at our house.  It is a day of non-stop fun every year.  And this year we added Stadium of Fire to the mix.  So great!  We had the best time despite the hot and humid temperatures.  The firework show really is amazing.  Jack loved it and Sophie felt comfortable once I covered her ears.  Love celebrating our nation’s independence!

We started at the Granite breakfast and parade which we love!  It is the best parade ever for kids.  You can sit close to the action, it is only about 45 minutes tops and they throw tons of candy.  We came home with well over a baggie full.  So the kids stay entertained the whole time.  Love it!

In the afternoon, we went to Grandma Pett’s for her annual carnival.  Jack got really into it this year and collected about 20 tickets which he redeemed for a grocery sack full of prizes.  He loved it and talked about how he can’t wait for next year’s carnival!

After that we made our way to BYU and trucked our kids quite the distance to the stadium.  They were champs though.  They always amaze me with their stamina for being such little bodies.  We loved the show!  Our only setback was being right in the middle of our row which meant trucking over about 20 people for potty and treat breaks!  But other than that, it could not have been better.

Poor Sophie lady started getting goopy, runny eyes this day.  It was amplified by staying up about 4 hours past her bedtime in these pictures.  But it ended up lasting about 5 days and spread to Jack so it must have been some form of pink eye.  Blah!

5 Replies to “4th of July”

  1. Fun times! Such a great day it is. Love the pictures. Also congrats to Kerri! So excited for them.

  2. Nothing beats the fourth of July out west…nothing!!! Glad you made the most of it. I don’t think I’ve ever done Stadium of Fire. I’ll have to add that to my “to do” list 🙂 One of these years.

  3. Thanks for letting us join you for the breakfast! So fun! Best part is watching the kids dive into the road for candy that isn’t even that great…haha! God Bless America!

  4. Looks like fun! We made it up to Shafter Firework show the night before and dinner with the Peteies on the 4th. It looks like everyone had fun.

  5. How did your kids get so big?! They are so cute. I have been the worst at reading blogs lately. Basically all we do is survive at my house. Ha. Glad to see you guys are doing well. Let’s hang out sometime. Preferably soon. I move to Utah in eleven short months. 😉

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