Tuesday, July 5

Fun Fabulous Fourth of July

We had some friends over to celebrate the 4th of July with us, yesterday, and we all had so much fun! In fact, the kids got completely worn out- not that you can tell from these pictures or anything, though... ;)

Korey wanted the kids to have some "fireworks" and I told him he should get some "safe" ones...apparently sparklers are now considered safe- in a Dad's world, anyways! :)

good thing the kiddos enjoyed it and Hailey even took the "careful" idea pretty seriously (after she put it above her head and had an ash fall on her ear, that is) ;)

isn't this guy just a little "ham"?? He truly enjoyed his first 4th!

(yeah, that is a mosquito on his head...oops! poor baby Jack did get eaten alive yesterday)

One of the guys that Korey works with had horses in the parade, so he allowed the kiddos to take a little ride around on one of them! I think that was pretty much a highlight for both of them- and, poor Brielle felt so left out...she wanted to ride one so badly!

waiting for candy at the parade!

Hailey and Jack playing with their toys before the Bretl's came over!!

I can't believe how much more fun celebrating holidays are now that the kiddos are big enough to enjoy them! Even Jackson loved watching the fireworks and it just made it so much more enjoyable to watch them enjoy it all!! Makes me wonder how fun next year is gonna be with two more little ones- the more the merrier, right?!

I do feel like sometimes we get so caught up in "living life" that we forget the reasons why we have the 4th of July! I'm so thankful for the freedom we have as Americans and am incredibly thankful for our founding father's who fought for that freedom and created the backbone for this amazing country that we live in!!

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