Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 4th ~ Part One

It has become tradition to do July 4th at my house.  I have the perfect set up here. 

1.  The kids can swim whenever they want 



This year Joseph and Allie brought their snow cone machine and made snow balls so we could have a snow ball fight ~ right in the middle of summer!  The kids (and grown-ups) loved it!

2.  There's a bathroom at our beck and call
3.  We can graze snack whenever we want ~ 'til the food hits the table

4.  The kids can play or watch the boob tube or read or help out  or get in the way


5.  There's the annual bicycle parade we can watch from the front porch

6.  We get to watch fireworks from the deck and . . . . see #'s 1, 2, and 3

7.  We have our own little display of sparkles


8.  Then, if time permits, we can have S'mores, night swim or just  hang out ~ This year it was Jello and whipped topping.  Simple, but at least it was red, white and blue.  ;)

All this from the comfort of "home".   Family and friends rotate in and out.  I'm never quite sure who will show up.  We just roll with the flow.  It's better that way.  No one expects perfection on this day.  It is simply a time to enjoy each other and the freedom we have.

This is the "usual" fourth "stuff".  More goes on here than you can shake a stick at.  With that being said, I will leave you with the traditional "stuff" and get on to the other "stuff" in a bit.

Catch ya on the flip side!

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