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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our 4th of July

Last year on July 4th, I came super close to fulfilling my 3 rules for the 4th of July – swimming, hot dogs, and fireworks. Unfortunately, Gabbie chickened out at the last minute and I had to bring her home before I got to watch the fireworks. This year was great though! Spoiler alert: I got to do all 3 things! And took a lot of pictures to prove it. Don’t worry, only one is of a hot dog.

The day started with the neighborhood bike parade. This is becoming an important part of July 4 also! The kids decorated their bikes and headed to the end of the block for the parade.

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And then there were popsicles!

And a fire truck.
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Just compare my two boys to last year!

Next, we headed over to the 4th of July Festival in a nearby town – we also did this last year and I guess it’s become tradition as well!

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Too bad you don’t get to feed the monkey at the petting zoo!

The trackless train is a big favorite for the boys.
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They also liked checking out the police cars and motorcycle, and a race car.
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The last thing we did before we headed home for lunch was the photo booth!
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After we had lunch and rested a bit, it was swim time. We go to a pool close enough to walk to which is at our gym. We swam in the bigger pool too, but these pictures are from the small wading pool which Gabbie and Zachary are both too old for but they go in it anyway.
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Then it was home for dinner:
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And later, fireworks! Not only did I get to see the fireworks, I also took some decent pictures of them.

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Gabbie and Zachary brought along their light up bunnies.

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While we were waiting for the fireworks, Zachary walked into the middle of the parking lot and balanced his bunny on his head. Weird!

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The kids watched from the back of the van. In the middle is one of our good friends. Simon mostly stayed by me. He was a little scared.

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Did I mention that seeing the fireworks on July 4th was on my list of things to do this year? Yay! Hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July!

8 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Fun day!! The fireworks pics came out super good!

Rachel said...

Those are the perfect popsicles for the 4th!! That's awesome that you accomplished everything you wanted to do on the day!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Well I thought I had a good 4th but compared to yours it was lame. lol.

Gabble looks a lot older in these pictures, she is growing too fast.

Libby said...

Oh, wow. You guys had a wonderful time. I loved looking at all of the photos. And I did LOL at Zachary with the bunny on his head. Your fireworks photos came out great. You know, I've yet to actually go view fireworks for the 4th. I hear them all night though. All night. :-)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That looks like so much fun! I did notice you met someone from my way ;)

Jennifer said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun! I can't wait to do things with Emma on the 4th. She was all off on her naps this 4th so anything we wanted to do, we had to wait.

Janine Huldie said...

Wow, you weren't lying you really got amazing pictures of the the fireworks and looked like a wonderful day!! :)

Holly Higgins said...

Bomb pops are my favorite popsicle ever! I'm so jealous you got to see fireworks. I haven't been since before E was born.