The kids got a couple sparklers from a friend's birthday party (Thanks Jenn!), and since we aren't quite cool enough to let our kids stay up late enough for actual fireworks, we had a little fun with them this evening before it got dark. After Sloane was in bed, of course. ;) (You can see the sparkler in his hands, but since it was still light outside, it kind of blends in. Trust me… fire was in his hands.)
We had a little family fun this morning at a local(ish) parade. I forgot my big camera, but snagged the pictures from our iPhones to share. We got there early enough to grab some great spots on the front row. Egan took his waving VERY seriously. very.
We didn't realize when we got there that we had set up directly across from the commentators. You can see them on the stoop of the courthouse. The only way I can describe them is to think of the movie "Best in Show". So funny.
Lots of classic cars...
The antique army vehicle of some kind… sponsored by a "Rover Resort". It was the winner for best float.
Both kids had fun when the parade started. Sloane actually was pretty interested in the whole thing… which was great!
Sidenote: She loves her water bottles, and when I picked her up from childcare on Sunday, her teacher asked if she was saying "tea" in reference to her water. Yes… yes she was. "Tea." Where does she learn these things? (me.)
She also waved to many of the people as they walked/drove by.
We thought this was pretty interesting. A lady dressed as Uncle Sam (maybe?) with some snazzy boots and tiny dogs dressed as Lady Liberty. Oh my!
Dad, we thought you were working today, but Blake spotted you… in an awesome horned helmet, and longhorns on the front of a motorcycle… You should have told us you were in our area! (KIDDING! We thought this guy was pretty awesome though!)
We knew the parade was almost over when the horses strolled by. I've never seen such a patriotic horse.
On our way home, we made an impromptu stop for some fun in the fountains. We didn't bring clothes for the kids to get wet in, but they didn't seem to mind.
We put Sloane in a little-bit-too-small-but-still-wearable shirt of Egan's I had stashed in the car. Amazingly… it fit.
We decided it was the mark of a super successful morning if both kids came home soaked from head to toe and lacking bits and pieces of clothing. Happy 4th everyone!