July 4th is one of my favorite holidays and I love celebrating it every year! This year we got two days worth of celebrations due to July 4 being a Monday. On Sunday, we went bowling.
And then we went to a friends’ place – not their house, but a place where they own a lot of land with a pond and each year they host a barbecue and fireworks for the 4th!
These are all the fireworks that would be set off:
This is the pond where the kids got to fish:
These cows are right next door:
Someone caught a fish! Hint: It wasn’t one of the boys!
I tried to take fireworks photos. Some of them worked, some didn’t work so well.
On the 4th itself, we went to our neighborhood bike parade, as we do every year! Zachary is doing better at riding his bike!
Next we went to a local town’s 4th of July festival. Simon rode the train and Zachary tried the rock wall. He can usually climb pretty well but I think he was assigned to a difficult part of the wall this time!
We also checked out the petting zoo.
Next, we went to another local town where every year they set out 1000s of flags. I have always wanted to go!
While we were there, we found a geocache under this bridge!
There was also a concert going on at the time, so we listened to patriotic music at the same time!