We started the day off at our neighborhood parade. The kids can either choose to ride their bikes or scooters in the parade or sit and watch everyone else. Mine love to sit on the side because that means they can collect the candy the other kids are tossing to the crowd. 🙂
After the parade we came home for popsicles out on the driveway and some naps for the littles. I went to the gym for leg day and then for a short 3 mile run…then back to shower up and get everyone ready for the street party.
We had slip n’ slides, food, a big speaker blaring country music and kids running everywhere. Since we live at the end of a cul-de-sac it makes for the best place for parties. Between the cool summer evening air, the smell of the burgers grilling, the sounds of the kids squealing, the bright flares from their sparklers and the chatter of friends and family I found myself thinking that these are the perfect kind of days.
I left my camera at home for the fireworks show, but they lit up the night sky beautifully. We could see the reflection of them all perfectly over the lake.
The night finished with a huge reality check as tired kids with far too much sugar in their bellies and an exhausted mama equals something not quite so memory worthy…but thankfully bedtime is here, the memories from rest of the day were well worth it all and we can all start over again in the morning! 🙂
G’nite! Happy Fourth everyone!