chaska photographer| family & fireworks
Chaska Photographer | The 4th of July was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. And, now it’s a favorite for my family! This was by far the best 4th holiday we’ve had. This year the kids were old enough to do a little more than in years past. We are able to cut the naps a little shorter. And, the littles stayed awake a little later. They were even allowed to watch the entire fireworks show. That was a first for both girls. Too bad no one slept in on the fifth!
We usually visit the local Chanhassen fair. This year, the popular event, A Taste of Minnesota was held close to home. So we gave it a visit instead. The kids loved the carnival rides and getting a “taste of Minnesota.” Both girls rode ponies. There was even a petting zoo! We wrapped up with some quintessential fair fare, cotton candy and snow cones.
After the “taste,” the kids took power naps. Then, I painted my girls’ faces (a tradition on the 4th). We gathered on the street with our neighbors and waited for the fireworks. The dads/husbands were the official pyro-technologists of the evening. I must say, they put on an awesome show. And, I’m happy to report that there were no injuries! Well, I won’t count my sparkler mishap.
All in all, it was an awesome day! I cherish these times. And, I hope we’re helping them make memories that will last a lifetime.