I have decided that the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. We are so thankful for the freedom that we have in our country AND it is holiday with no pressure, no required preparations, just fun!
We decided to forego the crazy Urbandale parade this year and tried a small town one and it was a great decision. Haddon loved all the firetrucks and tractors, though Vera didn't really appreciate the loud sirens :)
Amaia loved the candy that they threw at her!
After the parade, Adam grilled us some lunch and we had a relaxing afternoon at home until our air conditioning broke. I was VERY thankful that it ended up being an easy fix and we were back in the cool air in a matter of hours.
After church we went to my parents house to watch fireworks. We let Haddon and Amaia both stay up late this year and they both loved it. Haddon's reaction was so cute! We was amazed and kept saying "whoa!". It was a great fun day together!