So, let's start from the middle of the summer...4th of July!
We had a fun filled, festive 4th of July this year! It began with the kiddos and I watching the parade in town with our best friends. Jeff had to work the morning of 4th of July so he couldn't join us but we had fun anyway!
After the parade, we went back home and our friends came along too. We had a little cook out for lunch and let all the kiddos play outside for a while before they got in a little nap before the evening festivities began.
When everyone was awake from their nap and well rested, we headed back into town and grabbed some pizza for dinner and just hung out at some of the live music and festivities while we waited for the fireworks to start. It rained off and on, but did stop and hold off just enough for the fireworks to happen, which was nice since the kids were greatly looking forward to that!
After the fireworks, we made our way back home (best friends in tow). We got the very exhausted kiddos into bed for the evening, and then enjoyed a fire, drinks, and grown up time for the rest of the night. It was a fun and relaxing 4th of July this year, and surprisingly not as stressful as I thought it would be or as it has been in past years with getting all the kiddos wherever they needed to be or making sure everyone was nearby and being safe at the parade and in big crowds.
I hope everyone else had an enjoyable 4th of July!