4th of july is one of my favorite holidays. even though it’s a million degrees outside, i love how patriotic everyone gets, getting together with friends and family, good food, and just fun :) this year was no different!
me, philip and aubrey met up with sarah, jeff, collin and amanda and david, jake and levi, at harry meyers park. we’ve gone here several years now and they put on a good show.
the sun was a bit bright.
the kids stayed entertained for quite a while with ice.
she posed like this all on her own!
we took the kids to the splash pad, oh man, anxiety. there were a million kids and adults all over the place, i kept my eye on her the whole time. amanda asked me to watch the boys while she went to the bathroom, but i told her i couldn’t keep up with all of them- didn’t want that responsibility! haha. so, this is the only pic of that part. and doesn’t she look cute ;)
our first 4th of july together. (seems kinda odd to say that since we’ll be getting married in 4 months! haha!)
they’ll get married one day. it’s been arranged.
jeff bought all the kids ice cream and a light up toy. what a good spoiler :)
tried to get a group pic.
they totally could pass for siblings. and yes, aubrey looks quite excited! haha.
well, all day aubrey was going on and on about the fireworks. she couldn’t wait to see them. and anytime she saw one go off in the distance she got real excited. so, i was getting real hopeful that it would not be a repeat of last year where she was terrified and we had to hide in the parking lot while she had a death grip on me the whole time. so, we all get situated and as soon as the first one goes off she runs to my lap and says “i don’t like them! i want to go home!!” :(( so much for that. she started crying and screaming to leave, so i walked off to the parking lot (again) and tried to calm her down and get her to see the sparkly ones, and purple and pink ones, anything.. nothing worked. she wasn’t having it. she realized she didn’t have her shoes on so i convinced her to let us go back so we could get them, she agreed. so, i basically held her and covered her ears the whole time while she held on for dear life again.she hated the noise, think next time i’ll bring ear plugs! and, same as last year, as soon as it was over she was as happy as could be! i love fireworks, i wish she would too. here’s to one day! :)
hope everyone else had a fun and memorable 4th! :)