Monday, July 6, 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty

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.


Kelly said...

Those were cute,...I am dying to see him bust a move in my presence!! Super fun times- we loved the weather that night- and no matter what, fireworks and food go great together!! Great memories!

jeanine said...

I love all the pictures! Sounds like a fun night. It rained here too... I don't ever remember it raining on the 4th. I guess there's a first for everything.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like a fun outing for everyone. And good behavior on a long evening? Way to go.
I think we need to see a dance video of your boys.

Genn said...

Glad you all had a great Fourth. I love it when the day far exceeds your expectations. My 4th was not quite as wonderful. Hannah's terrible two's test my patience all day long so I am not ready to let her stay up past her bedtime and deal with the terrible crankiness next day. Maybe next year.

Your fam looks so cute in all your red white and blue!

Amanda B. said...

It was truly a good holiday, despite the drizzle. :) I was trying to figure out where you were, but once you mentioned fake grass, I think I figured it out. :)

I would love to see Parker dance sometime!!

Kim said...

I want an artificial grass park, no grass stains!!! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Amber Nish said...

Sounds like fun was had by all! Your boys look super cute..I can only imagine the dancing that went on! I totally hear you about paying the price the next day for letting them stay up late. You really want to be nice and let em stay up, but then, the next day comes and you remember why you swore you would never do this again!! Yet..I am years into parenting, and I do it all the time..I just want them to have as many experiences as I can I suppose! Ahh...the joys of being a mom!

MJ said...

Awwe. Your kids are so cute!! It looks like you had a good fourth despite the annoying rain! (we had it too)


Jen said...

How fun! I love all the pictures, your family is so cute! I also really love your necklace, you always look so good!