This year we had plans to head out of town for the 4th. After some thought about how little we will be home in the month of August we canceled our out of town plans. We ended up having a great time at home.
Friday morning we hitched a ride with Meg, and Mr. C. down to Canterbury Park for free hot dogs, beer, wiener dog races, and of course horse races. We live only about five minutes away from the track and couldn't believe this is our first time in over a year back at Canterbury.
wiener dog races!
After five hours at the track and me losing some $ we stopped home and got Dexter and headed down to Waconia to Ry-guy's moms house. His sister, her BF, Grandma Ellie, and his niece and nephews were ready to party like its 1776, and celebrate Dexter's 5th birthday with party hats and cupcakes.
We were lucky enough to see 40 minutes of fireworks. Waconia held fireworks over Lake Waconia, and due the the flooding this year the Taste of MN was moved to Waconia and they also had fireworks that night. The Taste of MN has always had great fireworks and this year they did not disappoint. I might have taken 316 photos of the fireworks. I recently purchased the Galaxy S5 which has an AMAZING CAMERA! I had to test it out ;)