Each Year Emerald Downs does a July third Fireworks show. Tyler & I had heard nothing but good things so after dinner we decided to pack up & head out. Lucky or not so lucky for us, both kids fell asleep in the car on the seven mile drive down into the valley. When we arrived Emerald Downs was crazy packed at only 6pm. With both kids asleep we decided to go to the store and drive around to look at other viewing options. As we left Albertson's we noticed people gathering in a large grass area next to the Auburn Airport and Park and Ride. We joined and as the sky turned dark there was over 100 people gathered around us. The kids all played well together, with the older children watching out for the younger children. Then we cuddled up to watch the fireworks. Both the children LOVED the show as they created sound affects of "oooo's and awe's as well as a few WOW look at that. It was a great time.
Watching the Emerald Down's Fireworks
July 4th fell on a Wednesday this year. So because Tyler had to work the next morning at 4am, we decided to stay at home & celebrate locally at the Federal Way Red, White and Blues Festival. The weather was amazing from the minute we woke up. In the morning we adventured to the park for some play. Then we went home for lunch & pool time. Issac had gotten 2 pools as gifts for his birthday. The simple pool we set up the day of his party and his "wild waves splash park" pool I had kept in the closet until the 4th of July. being a new pool, the kids played for hours in it.
Josie at the park enjoying the swing.
Issac saying Hello on his way to the slide.
Issac splish splashing in his pool from Shobi.
In the afternoon my cousin Erin and her husband Ryan and son Jackson came over for an All American backyard picnic of fried chicken, potato salad, Cesar salad, pasta salad and I attempted to make a red, white & blue cake. It was low key and casual. It was perfect. The kids played and the adults chilled.
I tried to get a picture of all 3 kids looking, it wasn't happening!
Above- Issac & Josie are excited for the fireworks.
Bellow- Cousin Jackson gives me a cheese smile.
After dinner we loaded up to attended the Federal Way Red, White and Blues Festival and Fireworks show. The kids both took a nap in the car so we enjoyed the music and some A/C. when Josie woke up, I took her to get some Ice Cream. When Issac woke up, Tyler took them to go play at the playground. As it turned dark, we had some kettle corn and bundled up to watch the show.
Above- Josie is a chip monster!
bellow- Issac & I watch the fireworks.
Bellow- Tyler & Josie enjoying the fireworks show.
When we got the kid's pictures done we also did some in their Independence day attire. Although we only got a few good pictures in these outfits, we wanted to share. So bellow are some of the pictures that well, aren't picture perfect. But they still capture our children being them crazy selves!!!! We hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July.
Above- The kids kept knocking themselves over giving such great hugs to each other.
Bellow- a 'sorry' hug between siblings.