Friday, July 25, 2014

4th of July

We spent the last two 4th of July holidays in Colorado, so I was itching for a Utah 4th of July. I made sure we came home the day before the 4th, so we could celebrate here with Rog!

We started the day off bright and early at the balloon festival.

I don't think there's a better way to start the 4th!

These kids were so happy to be with Daddy - I think they missed him!

After the balloon festival we walked over to Einstein Bros to get bagels.

We hit up the Springville Splash Pad for a few minutes before lunch and naps. Even Corbyn passed out on the couch for a good long nap!

After not cooking for a good solid week, I cooked us a 4th of July feast! We had Babyback Ribs, star-shaped watermelon, Berry Salad, baked beans, and Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars.

I also made these s'mores for a treat to eat while we waited for the fireworks to start. 

After dinner we headed over to BYU to find a place to watch the fireworks. We ended up in the same spot (Helaman Halls) we watched fireworks on our very first official date 8 years ago!

We bought a huge pack of glow sticks that Corbyn loved...

And sparklers that Peyton loved!

By the time the fireworks started, Peyton was so so tired and was screaming that she wanted to go home. But it was a fun way to finish off our 4th nonetheless!