Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July, 2013

I made some cake bites for the holiday. I think my first time? Besides adding a bit too much frosting to the cake, they ended up tasting pretty yummy!

I had left over chocolate after my cake balls, so I also dipped some marshmallows. Always a hit with kids!

I've done Molly's hair like this in the past, and tried it on Ali. Her hair is so fine and thin, but it still worked out. I didn't take a picture of Molly's, but I made a sock bun and had a red, white, and blue ribbon around the bun.

We were able to spend some time with some friends. Justin's missionary trainer and his family were in town on the way to Idaho for a vacation and stopped in that day to enjoy the holiday with us. We met them in Provo and let the kids do some activities and enjoyed some carnival rides. We had lunch at Cafe Rio (they had never been), then we drove to our house from there.

Justin planned a little treasure hunt for the kids.

They all had a fun time finding the little flags in the yard, then ended at our big flag out front.

The Dickensheet family with Justin, Molly and Ali.

The "treasure" was some patriotic stickers. Here are the girls creating art with them. We had a yummy bbq with them. Eddy is a great cook and they bought steak and asparagus to grill in addition to the hamburgers and hot dogs that we had. It was quite the feast!

They stayed to watch fireworks with us. We got the kids in their jammies and then headed to a nearby hill and watched several firework shows in the valley from where we were at. They weren't super close, but in California (where they're from) you can't shoot fireworks from residences, so their kids thought it was so cool to see fireworks going off everywhere!

Happy 4th! We are so grateful to live in this amazing country!


emily said...

yeah, looks like a fun fourth! i like the little flag-hunt; maybe i'll have to do something like that next year. cute, cute.

Emily said...

This looks like so much fun!! You probably should make the cake bites again for the 24th of July....just sayin'