Over the past few years it has been a tradition for my sister Emily and her family to come up to Utah from Arizona to celebrate the 4th of July. It is our tradition as well to go down to Provo to hang out with them and watch the fireworks from the Stadium of Fire, just outside the stadium located less than a quarter of a mile away.
Here we decided to set off a few fireworks our selves. Nothing extreme because of all of the fires going on, but ones that the kids enjoyed. I think the colored smoke bombs were a favorite of the kids. The ones that actually sparked weren't as amazing in the sunlight.
Drew had to patiently wait for his turn to have his chosen firework lit up. He wouldn't put it down as you can see in the next few photos
Surprisingly Braeden didn't have a problem with the noise that they made. I am not sure what is going on with his hair in this picture, but it might need to be cut or at least combed.
Several of the fireworks shot out little parachutes and Drew was in awe and would stick out his hands to catch them. He never did because he never moved from the spot he was standing, but its the idea that counts.
Ryan and I picked us up some food for dinner and then we headed around the corner of the complex and sat in our usual spot to get ready for the show to start. Most of our time is sitting and talking, but we decided to take a few pictures.
Here is the view we have of the stadium. BYU is in the process of getting new jumbo trons for the stadium so we didn't have any video of what was going on inside, but we could hear all of the music and talking over the loud speakers.
Alexis couldn't help but be buddy buddy with Drew. She really wanted to get some pictures with him and she made sure he wasn't going to go anywhere. I think she has a little bit of that bossiness that her mother has. After the first picture Drew is trying to get out of her iron grip, but she won't have it.
After Drew was released he took his opportunity to get her back. Unfortunately he didn't get the same response from her that he had given.
Soon the sun went down and it was time to have some more fun with fireworks. I'm glad that Ryan is willing to spend money for our enjoyment because Michelle thinks that they are too much money and wouldn't let me buy them. She would be perfectly fine just watching everyone else light theirs.
As you can see, Braeden was pretty tired and slept most of the rest of the night without being bothered by all of the noise of the people around us and the fireworks going off. If only he could sleep like this at home.
Drew was a little hesitant to try the sparklers. I think the flame was just a little too close for comfort for him. The rest of the evening went as usual and their was some great music from the Beach Boy's who were one of the guest artists for the evening. There was plenty of fan's of the group, including ourselves, that couldn't help but sing along to their classic tunes. Since I didn't have to work in the morning we didn't have to leave as early as usual, but when we did have to go Drew wasn't happy. He wanted to see every last firework.
Later in the week we returned to Provo to see Emily and her family one more time before they headed back to Arizona. Emily's family bought the pass of all passes so we all went to Seven Peaks for the afternoon and then headed back to the condo to eat dinner and talk.