Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July!

This past weekend was 4th of July and it was SO much fun! I know I said this about Easter, but celebrating holidays with kids REALLY is more fun than celebrating it as a married couple. Yes, the things we do are different because we have Kaycee but it is SO much more fun! Both of our families were out of town for the weekend, so we got to spend the ENTIRE holiday weekend just the 3 of us. It was SOOO nice to not be pulled in 20 different directions and just get to do what we want, when we want to do it!

We started out the day by going to our neighborhood pancake breakfast and bike parade. Obviously, Kaycee is a little too little to ride her bike in the parade, but it was still fun!

Not sure if she was tired or hot or what but she didn't want to smile for the camera
Daddy pushing her in the stroller
All the kids lined up for the parade! We have LOTS of kids in our neighborhood!!
After breakfast we came home and everyone had a nap. Being outside in the July sun is NOT my favorite thing, so I was super glad that everyone else was tired too. After nap time, Kaycee was all smiles.

She's so stinking cute it kills me. She LOVES her naps lol
Miss Patriotic

We went and got some lunch together at In N Out and then came home and Kayc was already ready for another nap. I turned on a movie and a few minutes into looked over and saw this...

After nap #2, we got ready and headed over to the Chase Circle of Fire. It's a firework show our neighborhood puts together after we do a big BBQ potluck style. The food was delicious and the company was even better!

After eating and visiting for a while, we moved to the front lawn and got ready for fireworks!

She's starting to not look like my little baby anymore!!
She's perfected the "selfie"
Eating her toes
Everyone set up in the Circle for fireworks

Gorgeous sunset
The Scouts did an awesome flag ceremony before we started. Sure proud of the amazing youth we have in our ward!
Watching fireworks
Kaycee did SOOO good! I honestly am shocked - she loves her bedtime {8:00} and when she's tired, she lets you know it. We were out until 10:30 and she was still doing awesome!! She sat in my lap and just watched while she sucked on her binky. Jake was pretending that she was a firework and would squat down and then shoot up really fast and go "BOOM" and she was laughing so hard. She thinks we are quite the comedians apparently - everything is funny. She laughs at EVERYTHING and I'm so grateful for it - her laugh brings so much happiness and joy!

6 years ago this 4th of July, I had just met Jake via Facebook and we texted most of the night while I was at Stadium of Fire. Our first date was the next day. So crazy to think how far we've come and how much has changed in 6 years, and I sure am grateful for it!!

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