Thursday, July 14, 2011

4th of July 2011

Our Independence Day began with our annual neighborhood children's parade.  Magnolia especially enjoyed it this year and kept looking back at me saying "This is so much fun!".  She thought it was so cool to be riding her bicycle on the road.  We decorated the bikes with blue balloons and streamers this year and before we could add the decor to Boothe's tricycle we had to remove last year's adornments...oops.  Last year it was decorated with a star garland that held up very well through a year of riding the trike and weather but the stars were more pink a baby blue than the patriotic colors they had started out as.

Magnolia before the parade all ready to go!
 Boothe before the parade all ready to go!
 And they're off!
 Making the curve with the antique fire engine in the background.
 Loving being in the parade.
 I just realized that Boothe had to hold her legs up the entire time as they don't reach the pedals!  Oops, the second child gets forgotten about once in awhile.  Just wait until she is the middle child, then we will probably forget her bike all together! ha

 Enjoying a post parade patriotic donut with the neighbors.
 After the parade and brunch with the neighborhood, we headed once again to Crown Point, IN to my cousin, Sandy's, home and went swimming for the afternoon.

Here's a link to last year's 4th of July post if you want to check it out.  We do the same routine every year and have a blast!  Parade and Pool Party

1 comment:

  1. Ask Brooke about being the middle child:) A little brother would be nice...