I know it's the 9th of August, but we had so much fun at the 4th of July Parade that I just had to share a few pictures...even if it is a month later!
We found a fabulous shady spot under some trees in front of a grocery store,
and were lucky enough to find some friends to watch the parade with!
Kaia found this little critter and was very excited to show him to me...I was very happy that she didn't mind picking up the little guy.
Harry spent most of his time doing this:
or this: (his first introduction to the candy...)
Actually, it was the first time Kaia tried this kind of candy too. She and her little friend loved catching candy flying from the floats!
And, of course, some of my favorite floats:
Is this a "float?" They walked that parachute along the entire parade route and stopped about every half block to play with the kiddos. Pretty cool.
We also loved all the marching bands. Kaia and Harry played marching band games for at least two weeks after the parade!
After the parade we went home for naps, and then had a barbeque dinner with some friends from church. The fireworks didn't start until 9:00 pm, so I decided not to attend this year. It was a hard choice (sniffle), especially because I think the kids would have liked them, but 9:00 is really late around here...especially for Harry. I might have thought about taking Kaia, but since Jon was still in Mexico it really wasn't an option to take just one kiddo.
Even without fireworks, we had a wonderful 4th!! Happy Birthday, America!