Monday, July 18, 2011

The 4th was with us.

We had a great time on the 4th this year. We started out watching our local parade. I hadn't been in six or seven years so I'm glad we live close enough now that there's not really an excuse not to see it. We walked around the corner and sat on the first patch of shady grass we found. Ryan did some of the announcing, but we weren't close enough to where he was stationed to hear him. It's also kind of a bummer that the floats and different groups in the parade aren't allowed to throw candy to the parade watchers. But, it was still fun and the kids even stayed interested.

Ben saw this balloon arch and said, "Mom, you better get a picture of that." The theme of the parade was celebrating women's right to vote, so there were a lot of suffragette costumes, and yes, we heard the song "Sister Suffragette" from Mary Poppins.

We also liked this Fife and Drum group:

Later in the evening we went to a friend's to watch fireworks and before it got dark they let us milk their cow. It was kind of fun if you ignored all the flies.

1 comment:

Ms. Bananie said...

Aha! Didn't know the rule about not throwing candy. Bummer. Glad you have such a front row seat! S(pencer the "Mary Poppins"-fanatic sure was diggin' those Suffragettes.