We had such a great time this year on the 4th. We have a tradition that our friends the Lowthers come from Salt Lake and stay a few days with us. My friend Rhaelene has 3 adorable kids. Siobhan is 11, Duncan is 7 ( 8 in August) and Rory is 5. Harrison and Siobhan have been friends since they were about 2 years old and the friendship is still going strong! Every year we wait to see if things will get "weird" between them and so far the only thing they think is weird are their mothers wondering when things will get weird! Claire and Duncan are also great friends and Carma and Rory follow them wherever they go. With all the kids playing all weekend it was really like a vacation for me and Rhaelene!
Rhaelene brought all of her fancy tie dye supplies and the kids made adorable shirts! They showed them off at the parade in the morning.
Idaho falls is famous for their fireworks show at the falls every year. The show is put on by Melaleuca and brings people from all over. We braved the crowds and went down this year. NEVER AGAIN! At least not any time soon. After a near death experience ( long story- Large fireworks being thrown in the river 5 feet from my children) and plenty of drunks, I have had my fill for a while.
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