We enjoyed our Independence Day even more than I anticipated (despite the constant drizzle all night).
We showed up to our favorite firework spot just in time for the parade, yet somehow scored spectacular parking.
About the time the parade let out, the rain picked up so we picnicked in the car as we waited it out. The rain let up...though it drizzled just enough all night for us and all our stuff to be soaking wet without experiencing any downpour. But the kids didn't notice and we weren't going to let it ruin our fun.
The playground was freakin' awesome with artificial grass so we didn't get muddy there and it was a nice distraction from the carnival rides that we had no cash for. The crazies asked only once to ride and just accepted no for answer. SWEET!
A band played a bunch of 70's rock. This is where the kids got really muddy. Park is into "break dancing." If you've never seen my crazies bust a move, you are missing out. They've got moves you've never seen.
The boys oohed and ahhed over the fireworks. Gray was so giddy, he giggled throughout the whole thing. Parker is still talking about them. And Reid enjoyed it, but had seen enough about two minutes into it.
Despite staying up about three hours past their bed time, they were uncharacteristically well behaved yesterday. I think, however, I'm paying for it today.