From our family..to yours! We hope yours was fun-filled and amazing!!
Well I have to say July 4th of 2009 goes down in the books as one of the COLDEST and WETTEST I remember in my 24 years of life. The morning started out chilly with drizzle. I had to work for a few hours in the morning. Which wasn't awful. I went with some of the clients who didn't go home for the holiday to lunch. Then I went home and rested up for what was going to be a long night. We all got dressed in our patriotic colors! Tim wore red..for valor and hardiness. Kylee wore white.. for purity and innocence. I wore blue.. for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. We're proud Americans like that!
We were going to go to the Ralston Parade. Seeing as how it's like the largest Independence Day parade in the state..HOWEVER..the weather wasn't very parade friendly and I didn't want to drive in the slowest moving traffic to find a parking spot millions of miles away from the parade route only to be rained out.. So we stayed home and enjoyed each others' company and just vegged in our pj's and watched some tv.
Later in the day we went down the street to Tim's sister and brother-in-law's house for a BBQ and some fireworks. (With hoodies, fleece jammies (Kylee), and blankets in tow) Kylee enjoyed some green beans and rice and shared some Cheerios with her cousin (it was too cute). The rest of us enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, and corn on the cob. I won't tell you that I ate two hamburgers and two corn on the cobs. Because THAT would be just down right disgusting. But, in my defense, I didn't eat a big lunch because I was preparing for the fabulousness of grilled food. (Not that I need to justify my "diet"..I'm just saying...) I was preparing for Kylee to go into a full blown meltdown because after waking up at 1:30 that afternoon..she hadn't had another nap..Needless to say..I was surprised! She was still going strong at 9:30 last night after only having like a 10 minute "nap". The fireworks didn't scare her..she LOVED watching them. The big booms made her jump, but didn't scare her. She enjoyed watching everyone and chatting it up. We got home about 9:45 and she was more than ready for a "ba-ba" and "ni-night". Our neighbors had other plans though. They were up doing fireworks until about 2am. Poor baby girl didn't get very good sleep at all. Just as she would start to doze off..BOOM!!! But overall..our first family 4th was quite the success. We'll see if she's loving the fireworks as much next year (her almost 2 year old cousin was NOT loving them).