We love the 4th of July. The kids look forward to it every year. This year did not disappoint! We were so excited to get a package from Grandma Dunn and Katie. Inside Aunt Katie had tie- dyed some awesome shirts for us. They sent a lot of fun things.
We started the day out early and walked to the parade route around 7:40 am. Liz and David and their kids were in town which was a huge highlight for our kids. We had a fabulous breakfast in the park and then headed to the parade.
We met up with the Calton's from our old ward. It was so great to see them. The kids had a blast collecting candy and playing with their old friends!
Mike set up the volleyball net in the front yard and the Thorne kids played with our kids all afternoon. The teenages were so nice to play with our little kids. It was a lot of fun. Later we did a bbq at grandma Kayes, then back to our house for smores and fireworks. Oh how we love smores! (there is an advantage to not having all of our landscape done. It is very easy to did a big fire pit)