I am sooo sorry that we don't have any pictures. We have lost our camera charger and our battery is dead. So we just took video.
We had a FABULOUS fourth of July. It started with our usual Millcreek parade. Amber, Tony, Cassandra and Katie joined in the fun. This was the first year that my kids were spectators and not actually in the parade. They thought that it was great because of the onslaught of candy thrown their way. I think that this was due to the very diligent cheering done from McKinley. She cheered when there was nothing to cheer! After the parade we went to the pancake breakfast, that didn't let us down, and then a stop for snowcones, and then we finally headed home for some rest. That afternoon we went to our favorite pool (the murray pool) that has the greatest kids area and an awesome waterslide. It was fun because we walked in and sat right next to some of Amy and Ken's friends. It was great to hang out and catch up...
Upon returning home, playing in our own little pool, and having a fantastic steak BBQ we got ready for the evening festivities.
Mike set up the driveway for a fireworks spectacular. He dug a fire pit in the dirt patch next to the driveway, which was tons of fun. We had some neighbors come down for the party. Everyone roasted tons of smores, played, and chated. The kids all had a blast and it was especially fun for all of the moms (kristen brought her week old baby, and Joni brought her 2 week old baby). We were having such a good time that the festivities didn't even end until 10:45 p.m. oops.... That is REALLY unheard of at the Dunn house. I don't think that my kids have ever stayed up that late. The best part of the whole night was that Spencer went to bed at 6:30 and slept through the whole thing.
I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July! It is one of my FAVORITE holidays!