We had such a good day celebrating the fourth!
We did what we usually do on this holiday...
In the morning, we went to the parade. There is something fun about a small town parade that you don't get at the bigger ones. You probably know someone in the parade, and even if you don't the person next to you does. It's probably your neighbor.
There were fire trucks with screaming sirens, and cute little faces waving out the windows.
There were children everywhere dressed in the colors of our flag, looking sweet and festive, running and collecting candies thrown out from the parade.
Some even brought bags for collecting!
And there were the fifes and drums! This little girl took her job as sign-carrier very seriously.
She was so cute!
There were the sounds of the parade:
loud sirens blasting our eardrums; a local blue-grass band; the fifes and drums;
horse hooves clopping; chattering conversations.
And there were the smells:
Something sweet like candy, fresh horse dung,
heavy exhaust fumes from antique cars, and coffee.
When the parade was done, we went to the Arts and Crafts fair. It is very cool that the Township pays for all this fun stuff for us to enjoy on the Fourth! Wow!
Sweet Girl tried the Bungee bounce and loved it!! Being not yet full sized, she got stuck hanging there once and we were laughing so hard, all four of us telling her what to do -- full of advice, and yet not one of us moving to help the girl! (We didn't know if it was OK or if only the "qualified professionals" were allowed to help her.) It was really funny, and she was smiling the whole time.
She did some flips forward and backward and I was pretty impressed! It was her first time.
We got airbrush tattoos (she: a sunshine on her arm, me: a butterfly on the back of my shoulder) and we tried some spin art.
Even the dogs were dressed up for the day!
In the afternoon, we had a cookout at our house....
Family and friends (my son wore his colonial clothes),
and Grandgirls there
Precious Grandgirls everywhere!
All dressed in Red, White and Blue.
And water balloons...
Bocce ball and horse shoes... good times, good neighbors, friends and people we love.
One good day.
I was so tired at the end of it... didn't know if I'd be able to stay awake at church the next day!
But I did.
What a great day. I love celebrating the Fourth here!