Fourth of July was so much fun this year!! Katie was away at Girls Camp, so we were without Katie this year for the 4th. Mike had just had his kidney blasted for the second time for stones, so he was a bit out of it .....
Our church ward had a breakfast early that morning. So Maddie and I loaded up (after I woke up literally 5 minutes before I was supposed to be there to set up!) the SUV and headed to the place. Since I am in the Primary Presidency, we were putting on games for the kids to play. Here are some pictures of Maddie in the games.
We had a pinata...
and bobbed for apples!
had face painting as well...
and a children's parade was done to show off all the kids on their decorated bikes, wagons & anything else.... Maddie decorated herself... she made the tie dye shirt the week before.
Later that afternoon we went to our dear friends Sarah & Justin's house for a BBQ and fireworks. Cale is four years old and we absolutely LOVE Cale! He was so used to Katie and Maddie being there, he was calling Maddie "Hey Katie-N-Maddie!" His mom and I thought it was hilarious. She is always telling him "Katie 'n Maddie will be here soon!"
He is really into superheroes lately... and Maddie played along with him.
It was pretty windy out that afternoon, and we couldn't keep the sticks burning very well, so Sarah brought out this burner to light the fireworks... and boom! It works!
We had a great evening watching fireworks happening all around it. The wind picked up that night, and it was such a perfect night!