Last year we were very much newbies in Duvall, and didn't quite know what to expect on the 4th of July. We're fast learners though, and this year we were ready.
Fireworks are legal in our city from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the 4th of July. You'd better believe we were out in the yard at 9:01 a.m. ready to go...
Amos fully embraced his new "lighter" position:
Mid-morning, we took a little break from blowing stuff up to head down to Carnation for their parade. The kids love a good outfit for a parade. As I tried to snag a couple pictures of the girls, Ward insisted on eating his banana right there. It was so funny. He's a funny guy. And pretty darn smart.
Yep, I am really going to stand right here...
The kids got a little anxious waiting for it to be time to go, and Eric had the brilliant idea to have them decorate their candy collecting bags for the parade. We'll have to remember that for next year.
The parade was fun, but much more crowded than I remember it being last year.
For Grammy Cindy:
All of the usual entrants were there (dancing horses, tractors, et al), but this one was new:
A banner for each of Washington's fallen soldiers. There were far, far too many of them. The visual was incredibly overwhelming.
After the parade, we headed home for bbq, smores, naps, and a firework spectacular (not exaggerating, we found out why it's called "Boom Town").
I don't have the slightest idea how she got so dirty?
Like all days, there were outfit changes, messes, breakdowns, and squabbles. But there was also a whole lot of celebrating. God bless America.