Our 4th of July was lots of fun this year, nothing big, but just the right amount of fun. The evening of the 3rd we went to the Riverton carnival. It was so much better than I expected! It wasn't too crowded, we didn't have to wait in line, and they had perfect rides for our kids. It was hot, but we survived by downing snow cones. I loved taking the kids. It reminded me so much of the many, many county and state fairs I went to with my dad growing up. I fell like that kind of thing was a huge part of my childhood and it made me so happy sharing it with my kids. They loved it! I, of course, forgot my camera so you don't get the adorable pictures of the first roller coaster ride and the blue snow cone faces. But, at least I can see them in my head!
The next morning we hung out with family for a little while. The kids had a great time jumping on the bouncy castle in Grandpa's backyard and playing with cousins. Then after we all took a good long nap, we went to Grandma and Grandpa Owen's for a BBQ and fireworks. The kids had a great time playing outside, soccer, looking for bugs, anything fun with the cousins! We did just a few small fireworks in the street, but the kids were really into them this year and not afraid, which was great fun! And, thankfully, they did great staying up late o it would be dark enough. It was good fun had by all!