Our 4th of July was a quiet one spent at home this year. The past few years we have spent the day at home, but have had many friends and family over to BBQ and hang out. My parents had tickets to see the Real Salt Lake game so they couldn’t come and everyone else seemed to be gone or have other plans this year. Plus, I really wanted to get some cleaning and organizing done, so I spent the holiday doing just that but feeling guilty the whole day for not making the day more exciting for my boys. They enjoyed their day just fine, doing the slip n slide with friends and playing outside just like any other Saturday. I just couldn’t help but feel bad that I wasn’t making it more fun.
But, my parents came to the rescue! On their way to the game, they stopped by with a huge box of fireworks for the boys. They boys were thrilled. Ricky was probably the most excited… he saw the huge box, squeezed my mom so hard when giving her a huge hug and ran off to tell his friends, so he isn’t pictured with any fireworks, but boy it made his day!
Our obligatory pictures by the flag.
When the sun started to go down, our neighbors gathered and we had a little impromptu firework party in our circle. We lit all of the fireworks we had and then sat back to watch all of the huge, likely illegal for Utah, fireworks going off in every direction from our house. It was pretty amazing.
I was attempting to use a remote on my camera but kept having trouble…. so I didn’t get too many good firework photos.
This one, was a little too close for comfort!
We are so thankful for my thoughtful parents and awesome neighbors who turned our night into an amazing holiday and not just another Saturday.