The Fourth of July this year was the best! We had such a good time with such great company! We could not have asked for a better Holiday.
On the 3rd of July Mikayla, John & I tie dyed our own t-shirts; Mikayla's is the only one the turned out good. She was pretty proud of it. We started the day off by hanging out at home, the night before we were at my mom's moving stuff and I helped mom make this yummy yummy yummy desseret.
My baby girl
We then went over to John's parents house to grill for dinner and to hang out. We had such a good time! I bought Mikayla a sprinkler a few days before so that she would be able to run around and have fun. It was such a hit!! Aunt Rebekah & I even ended up running through it with her!
My mom came and joined us! It was seriously so great having her there. I consider it such a blessing that my mom gets along with my in-law's, especially my mother in law! They both told me how good of a time they had together! It made me super happy. My mom had back surgery in May and so she has not been able to get out much, and so her coming with us really lifted her spirits and got her socialized- even if she did have a little more pain after!
Smoke Bombs! Mikayla loved them, she also loved being able to help light them.
That is the look of pure joy.
These curls folks. Mikayla NEVE lets me do anything with her hair, so when she let me put pig tails in I was so excited. I tried to get a good picture of them but did not do that well, this is the best that I could do! Kayla's hair has grown so much in the past few months & has started curling naturally at the end! Love it.
I stayed away from the loud fireworks and from fire crackers on purpose. I did not want there to be anything that scared Mikayla that WE were setting off. But John got one package when we went the day before and bought some fireworks and when he set them off, she LOVED them. Like LOVED LOVED LOVED them. We ended up going back to the fire work stand and buying packs of them for her. She would always get so excited about them when they would "pop!"
Grandma Wissink had some glow in the dark stick things and necklace for Mikayla. She had fun with it!
I am so grateful that I live in the United States of America. I am so grateful & proud of the time my husband spent in the Army, serving his country. I Think we quite often forget just how free we are and how incredibly blessed we are to enjoy what we do. With everything going on with the Supreme Court and just so much political propaganda and other things, we need to try to remember how blessed we are to enjoy our freedoms. I hope everyone was able to have a wonderful fourth of July also!