Tuesday, August 10, 2021

4th of July

Saturday July 3rd we set off some of our own fireworks. A few day time ones and some nighttime ones. Some of the neighbor kids came over. Between four (out of nine) houses on just our block there are 15 kids - soon to be 16. 


Sunday morning there was our street's parade. This is an old time tradition for some reason, quite silly but the kids had fun. All the kids decorate their bikes and ride down the street from arch to arch behind a fire truck. Then we meet at the OTHER end of the street for a party. It was brunch themed potluck so I made a yogurt parfait. There wasn't an after party last year and no fire truck... so things are starting to come back post-covid. 

Parade starts in front of our house. 

The house at the other end of the arches, Kendra, had a pool and an amazing backyard. Kids had a blast swimming. 

Sunday evening we went to the Wind Surge stadium for Red, White, and BOOM. There wasn't a baseball game but they opened it up to watch fireworks. 

Mary trying out some pushups at the Marine's station.

They had inflatables and games. We got ice cream and waited for the sun to set. 

Then we found some seats to enjoy the show. It was fun to see BIG fireworks again. We used to go every year in Minneapolis but didn't see any last year. 


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