Friday, July 25, 2014

our extra holiday

dress c/o Olive The Things
July is an extra fun month if you live in Utah because we celebrate an extra holiday... Pioneer Day on the 24th of July! Eric actually had to work (bummer!) but my parents came up to play and we are so happy they did!
Our town celebrates by starting the morning with a mile long race (very family friendly) and I had so much fun running it last year! Unfortunately for me, I've been battling a cold all week so I had to skip the run, but we still went to the parade! Parades are like a million times better with a kid, ha! Mia has got the waving thing down... she definitely needs to be in a parade someday! (Of course she'd be the kid in the corner of the float shoving as much candy in her face as possible, instead of waving and throwing it out to the crowds, ha ha!) Next, we went to lunch and enjoyed some amazing BBQ! My parents went home when Mia went down for her nap, but we are so glad they came to play! When Eric got home from work he grilled our dinner, we played outside with Mia, and we enjoyed an at-home-date night when Mia went to bed! It was a goooood day :)
I love having this month to celebrate our country and our freedoms! Without the freedom of religion, we would not be celebrating Pioneer day! I especially love any excuse to change up our daily routine with a fun plans for Mia :)

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

Fun day! We skipped the parade, two is enough for one summer :) but we did swim, go out to eat and do fireworks!

Erin LFF said...

I'm glad your parents got to come up even though Eric was working :( What a fun extra holiday!!! Mia is so cute!!!!!!!

Hannah said...

Oh, so fun! I wish our town celebrated Pioneer Day! Mia is to cute and that dress iso adorable!!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I'd never heard of Pioneer Day until this year! So fun! Extra holidays and parades and bbq for the win!

Sarah said...

never heard of Pioneer Day, so fun. and I agree, parades are so fun with kids, actually I don't think I ever went to one before kids, so I can imagine. Waving at people with kids is a little less creepy...unless you're 70+, then it's just cute.

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

How fun! I love that you get an extra day to celebrate! I'm all for celebrating as I think you saw with my month long birthday celebration for Mason :) LOVE Mia's dress and love that she has that wave down! Wish where I live had fun parades for holidays!

Ech and Will said...

We have a bunch of friends that just got stationed in Utah and they were all SO confused/excited by all the fireworks.

Mia's outfit is perfect! I love it!

Angie said...

So fun! She has a beauty queen wave!

Stephanie Cox said...

Who wouldn't love an extra holiday with that sweet girl?

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