After my facebook newsfeed was filled with post regarding two freak accidents this past week of friends/friends of friends, I felt especially fortunate to have some family time this 4th of July! Nathan and I realized that we both had not been back to S.D. for the 4th of July since we moved to Illinois! Clearly, we have been missing out on parades filled with tractors, candy, and loud fire trucks! Next year we will have to hit up the Kransburg parade according to the pictures in the P.O.!
Evan and Jaden had been in South Dakota for a week and a half by the time we saw them—they had so much fun and if enough people comment and ask, maybe just maybe I will get their Grandmas to write guest blog posts about their time with the boys!
Here are some pictures from the 4th of July 2014:
Grandma Linda with her Grandsons.
Evan's form of naptime- hanging out in his tent from Great-Aunt Bondell.
Kelson and the boys' annual picture!
Let the fireworks begin! Jaden loved them! While Evan......was very scared of the fireworks that made noise.....:)
Waiting for the parade to start!
I love this picture! We are all waiting with anticipation for the candy truck! The parade starts with the candy! A truck comes 15 minutes before the parade and TONS of candy is thrown to the spectators! Then kids (and adults) scramble to collect it all before the parade starts. Then kids can safely sit during the parade- and be entertained by eating candy like Jaden!
While waiting for the fireworks, the boys got to sit in a firetruck for the first time!
Evan didn't watch any of the fireworks as he knew he was scared, so he cuddled with Grandma, and fell asleep! Jaden 'ooohed' and 'aweeeed' at them all!
Of course a trip to SD is not complete without a visit to the farm!
And playing farm with Grandpa!