Thursday, August 4, 2016

4th with our Friends

Everyone came out to our house for the 4th of July.  We love this holiday because it's all about fun and easy food and just hanging out.  Plus, fireworks!  We love our group of friends because they are always willing to hang out and have a good time.  It's easy to hang out with everyone and the kids get along well.  I'm not sure what the kids did all night but they went back and forth between the playroom, Harper's room, and outside.  The girls like to find an activity to play, like store or family, and then they dress up and get everything possible they might need.  They are all crazy and have the best time.  The boys played outside some but then they big kids all played a board game for awhile.  That's new for me, but nice that the big kids can read and teach the littles how to play.  Cody cooked hot dogs for the kids and fajitas for the adults and it was all so good!  We ate all night long!  As the sun started to go down, we headed outside to do some fireworks.  I don't even know who all brought what, but there were a ton.  Most of the kids enjoyed doing the sparklers and poppers.  The men let the kids help with some big fireworks too and it was so fun to sit and watch.  This is what I imagine the best part of life to be - the kids in awe of something to simple and fun.  Love this holiday!  A few families left to go watch the big show downtown and the rest of us sat outside with the fire and ate smores and watched fireworks out in the country.  A few of our neighbors buy enough big ones that it's pretty good.  We didn't realize the time, but eventually Piazzas and Helms left around 11pm.  It was a great night!  Sadly, a lot of the men had to work the next morning!

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