Monday, July 11, 2011

Independence Day

We had a very busy, fun filled 4th of July.  Our day started with swim lessons for Emma and Elizabeth.  Just as soon as they were done, we put some shorts and t-shirts and walked down the street to watch our 2nd annual 4th of July parade.
(I found Dora to be just a little creepy though.)
Gotta love the rural towns- tractors everywhere.
(Waiting for the parade to begin.  Pictures are a little out of order.)
We had a fly-by of 2 fighter jets at the end of the parade.  It was loud, but great to watch.

We had dinner with two other families.  The company was great and so was the food.  It was traditional holiday fare- bbq chicken (really tasty), salad, chips, raspberry pie and raspberry cheesecake. 

After dessert, we ran home to put on bathing suits and went to our annual swim party at the community pool.  (Hm, maybe not so much dessert next time...)  We played and swam, and I caught kids at the end of the water slide.  Every one of my kids went down the water slide.  Alone.  They are all such big girls now!

At 8:30, we dried off and took ourselves home.  We got on our pjs, and then went down to the high school to watch the firework show. 
Emma, Elizabeth and Annie all enjoyed the fireworks.  Maddie fell asleep.

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