The 4th of July was everything we hoped it would be. It was hot, busy, fun, carefree, and full of friends and food.
The parade was about two hours long (holy moly!) and we made it til the end. Then it was down to the river to watch the cardboard boat regatta. That is always a favorite.
Believe it or not we headed back home to have more food. It was time for a cookout with the grandmas. Yum-o!
After dinner we cleaned up and finally got to relax for a little while before we packed everyone back in the car and ventured down to the lake to watch the fireworks. Once we got there we still had quite a while to wait. I had bought approximately eighteen thousand glowsticks (necklaces, wands, balls, etc) for the kids but didn't want to use them yet since it was so light. We had forgotten a football or frisbee so the boys just went crazy tackling each other. I think they frightened a few spectators. I asked them to find something else to do (tag, perhaps?) but they could think of nothing fun. I suggested "Go, go, stop" (aka- red light, green light) and was met with blank stares. I know I had taught this to them before but apparently they had forgotten.
So, up I went to play with my kids. After a few minutes I had almost the entire park of kids playing "Go, go, stop".
Even though it was late when we got home we still set off a few fireworks of our own. It was a good day.
4th of July Parade 2015
4th of July parade 4 years ago- 2011
Wow. Time flies.
Hope you all had a lovely, safe, and happy 4th of July!