Friday, July 18, 2014

4th of July Photo Recap

We've been enjoying our vacation time so much that I haven't had a chance to blog in awhile.  I thought I'd pop in with a photo recap of our first Fourth of July in Lincoln.  What a fun day it was! 

After a leisurely start to the day, we met up with a bunch of other families at the neighborhood park for a parade and picnic.  

Their first time on a merry-go-round
Totally loving it
All lined up for the parade
Circling the park with push-toys, trikes, bikes, and strollers
Pushing Harry on the baby swings
Learning that swings go back AND forth! 
Very excited about his 4th of July dinner
A special ice cream cone treat
Boys loving their ice cream
Really getting into it
First sparkler experience!
I took this right at the moment their sparklers ran out.  Sad, sad pouty faces!
This picture perfectly sums up Jane & Walt's polar opposite reactions to fireworks.  Jane was terrified, and Walt couldn't get enough of 'em! 
Jane decided the fireworks were better once she had Daddy's soundproof  earmuffs on
Walt opted for some eye protection
The kid couldn't get enough of riding his patriotic school bus
Watching the neighbors light off the daytime stuff 
Brothers going for a ride
Awwww, I love Walt's face in this pic!  A father's love is irreplaceable.
After playing in the driveway and watching the neighbors light off the daytime stuff, it was the kids' bedtime.  They were beat from their big day, and they didn't care about the nighttime fireworks.  Philip and I couldn't believe it, but they went straight to sleep because they were so exhausted.  We brought the baby monitor out to the driveway, poured some wine, and watched the neighbors' fireworks with Monty.  It was the perfect end to a perfect day!  

Even neurotic Monty loved the fireworks.  He sat happily on my lap without any shaking or whimpering, and he loved his glow necklaces.  

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