What a great day it was……………
It started out with Dave’s brother Troy and our nephew Andrew stopping by to help get the net up on our new trampoline:
Then it was off to our communities bike parade:
The parade starts at the park about 3 blocks from our house and circles around and heads right down our street. I have always walked with the boys but this year I asked Dave if he would walk with them so that I could finish some things around the house. I had him call me when they were getting close to our street and I headed out to watch. I could not believe how many people actually participate. There was the vintage fire truck then the local Boy Scouts presenting the colors and then easily 500 people followed:
After the parade we headed out to our some good friends for a fun a festive BBQ with lots of other friends from church:
Then it was home for a little fireworks fun while we waited for Gramma and Papa to arrive:
Those snakes were the definite favorite of the boys. They were laughing so hard at how they looked like poop. That would be an eight year old boy for you.
After dinner we joined up with about 40,000 of our closest friend and neighbors at the
It has been about 4 years since we have been to the Fort for the fireworks. It was fun. We got there about 45 minutes before the show was scheduled to start and enjoyed the live music. Ben even got his groove on:
The fireworks (known as one of the largest shows west of the Mississippi) lasted about 30 minutes, but Cooper only lasted 20. He fell asleep snuggled up with Papa.
The day ended with all of us going to bed listening to the sounds of neighboring fireworks exploding long into the night.
We had a fabulous day and for that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the men and women out there who have served my country. That is not something that I take lightly. I love my country and my freedom. So to all those who have served I say: