We always start the festivities out by going to the Oakley Rodeo with friends. The rodeo goes pretty late, and we wanted Milo to stay up for fireworks the next day, so we decided not to bring him with us this time. Hopefully next year!
I love everything about the Oakley Rodeo, from the drive up there, to eating at the Polar Keen for dinner, to the bull riding (which, of course, is an all time favorite). It is the perfect way to start off a great holiday.
The 3rd of July brings us to the Eaglewood Fireworks in North Salt Lake. We camp out in a special spot for hours before the fireworks go off and just enjoy company with family and friends. Milo loved eating his bag of chips on the blanket and being able to run all over the place.
And, as always, some wrestling with dad has to happen!
Aunt Cayleen was very adamant that this year Milo needed a glow sword to play with so she was nice enough to get him one and my goodness he was excited!
Finally the fireworks came on and Milo was mesmerized...
Milo was such a champ for staying up 3.5 hours after his bedtime, but he loved every minute of it and we had a blast watching him have a blast!
The next day, the 4th, we woke up bright and early to go the Evergreen neighborhood breakfast and parade. Milo loved the parade, especially since he got to eat way too much candy.
Then that night it was time for another firework show at Sugarhouse Park. It started to get really windy, and we even got rained on a bit, but that didn't deter us or really anyone else. This night was a little more hectic since we camp out on a hill in a really crowded spot and Milo thought it was funny to run away :) but he still loved the second firework show and had a good time staying up so late.
It took Milo about 2 minutes to fall asleep in his stroller while walking back to the car after the show and now we are dealing with lots of repercussions with bedtime and nap, but it was all worth it! Until next year Fourth of July!