On Friday morning we had a family date to the splash pad in Rosemount.
We came home for naps, then Paul grilled us steak! (He grilled all three days - steak Friday, pizzas Saturday, and ribs Sunday- Mmmm! Thanks, honey!!!)
Then after dinner we headed over to Johnny Cake Park for some 4th of July special activities!
|Large Vehicles - including the kind of bus daddy takes to work|
|Driving the bus|
|Larkyn's first time driving the fire truck!|
|All Smiles :)|
|Pony Rides for the older two...|
|and petting zoo for Larky-Loo. She giggled so much!|
On Saturday, July 4th, the kids participated in the Half Pint Half Mile Race as part of Apple Valley's Freedom Days. Summer has been asking to do a race for months and was so excited. I don't think Colton really understood what he was getting himself into, but he wanted to do it because Summer was doing it!
|Summer ran the whole way and looked like she could have kept going!|
|She does everything with a smile!|
|Colton ran the first half strong, but was looking pretty tired by the last leg, so Larkyn and I ran with him :)|
|He was so excited to see the finish line! I was so proud of his perseverance - he was really tired but kept running!|
|Summer finished the race, then waited to cheer on Colton. She jumped back in the race and held his hand as they crossed the finish line together. Too cute! Love them.|
|With their ribbons|
|Larkyn watched the noisy parts of the parade, but was otherwise more interested in the things in front of her to play with or eat :)|
|The older two watched the entire parade with wide eyes! They hardly blinked except when I offered them freeze pops to keep them hydrated!|
|My two fav boys :)|
|Stud Pyro :)|
|I loved watching their faces during the fireworks! I watched the kids more than I did the fireworks!!|
|Waiting for fireworks|