This fourth of July was probably one of the most enjoyable ones we have had in years. As per tradition, all of Aaron's family came into town for the week of the fourth and so the week was full of family events.
We started the fourth off by going to the parade in Provo with all of the girls' cousins. We set up a shade tent this year and it made the parade so much more pleasant because we weren't all baking in the sun. We even got clever this year and brought our own candy to throw to the kids since they don't throw much anymore at the parade. The kids loved it!
All the cousins
Daddy and Abby
My sweet girls
After the parade, we headed to the Searles for the rest of the day. Usually we have tons of games, activities, crafts, decorations, etc and it is so much work! This year, we got smart and cut majority of that stuff out and we were able to just enjoy the day hanging out with family.
Maddie, Ashley, Chloe and Gracie
All the cousins... well most of them =)
Showing off their look from the "bomb hunt"
Paula, Heather, Robin, Alison, Me, Barbara Ann
Matt, Bob, Mike, Aaron, Travis
Abby and Conner playing with the iceWe ended the day with our own little firework show and then put our exhausted kids in the car and headed home. I don't think Chloe woke up until 10:30 the next morning!