4th of July Festivities

4th of July Festivities

We enjoyed several days of 4th of July activities when we got home from vacation.

It started on Saturday with our neighbor’s big party. They open their backyard up, cook a ton of food, and put on one heck of a fireworks show. We enjoy it!

And Remi LOVED getting to swim like a big kid (alone, without a grown up) in the pool.

We invited our friends Caroline and Grace to come over, since it was going to be fireworks without a huge crowd. Nancy had driven over in her side-by-side, and Tyler took the girls for a drive. They LOVED it.

They also played bubbles and ran around the yard. It was so fun to watch them play.

They were mesmerized by the fireworks. I absolutely love seeing the wonder in their eyes!

Sunday, Remi participated in our little Miss Freedom Fest pageant.

We got her all dolled up after church. She looked SO cute!

She didn’t win the crown, but she did win most beautiful and best personality. She also made a friend in her age category which was fun.

After the pageant, we went to watch fireworks at the next little town over.

On Monday (the actual holiday), Tyler was off work! We were so glad to have him around all day.

We started out early at the Square because it was HOT. I helped with a booth for our church for an hour while Remi hit the slides. We LOVE the 4th in our town. They have all these fun inflatables and a big festival. And it’s so fun to be surrounded by friends all day!

You get handed so many free things walking around- hats, headbands, popsicles, water, glow sticks, flags….

Remi looked like the 4th of July for sure!

We shopped the vendors, got Remi an airbrush tattoo, ate lunch and went home to nap. It was just too hot to be outside all day.

After naps, we swam at mom’s and then grilled hot dogs. We usually go back to the square for dinner, but it was too hot to be out on the pavement until the sun went back down.

We got there around 8, grabbed dessert and a good spot to listen to the music, and waited for fireworks!

There’s usually a dance band, but this year was a country singer. While he was great, we missed the dancing. Thankfully, after the fireworks, he played two dance songs…so we got to boogie on the Square with our friends before the night was over.

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