Happy 4th! I can’t remember if it was Real Simple or Better Homes and Gardens, but I read in one of those magazines recently that John Adams wrote a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776 stating “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.” Due to 48 hours of revisions July 4 became the day. Interesting fact, huh? It’s details like that will get you to Jeopardy champion.
In celebration, our little family headed out to watch our neighborhood parade. I love parades and haven’t been to one in person for a long time.
Luckily Aiden’s KU leash blended right in with the day’s red, white, and blue theme.
As the parade began, Aiden was afraid of the firetruck and all the people so Sean comforted him.
The parade consisted of a firetruck…
And our neighbors. Our neighborhood provides many opportunities for the community to come together, but this was the first event Sean and I have attended. Despite the fact that this was our first community event, we struck up a conversation with the crossing guard about her past career as a airport security guard. As we chatted with her, I saw my Junior League advisor pass us in the parade with her son, and when the parade of neighbors thinned we saw our actual next door neighbor. Turns out we know quite a few of our neighbors.
How fun does this wagon look? Our neighborhood was so festive today!
After the parade we headed to the dog park to let Aiden run off some energy.
This is just one of many friends Aiden made this trip to the dog park.
Later in the evening we grilled up a dinner of brats, zucchini, and potatoes.
Anyone remember what we’re up to for the rest of the weekend? That’s right, a re-do of our dark park attempt! No Aiden this time and we recruited another couple to join. Cross your fingers that we make it!