I love the Fourth of July...the parades, the BBQs, the fireworks, and America! It can't get much better than that! Tim has been busy studying for his next big board exam but we were fortunate to steal him away from studying to go to Coralville's darling little parade and a BBQ with friends that evening! And not to mention he went nice and early and reserved us front row seats!
Kate was SO excited for the parade this year! She started talking about it a week before. And fortunately I did not disappoint. She got oodles of candy (which she was thrilled about) and enjoyed the small floats, horses and tractors (we are in Iowa after all). I always miss being in Utah this time of year but have really grown fond of our Iowa Fourth of July traditions.
We enjoyed a BBQ with some friends that evening and then Kate and I stayed up and went to fireworks. Last year Kate couldn't stop talking about them...even a year later she was still talking about them. However, this year she did NOT like how loud they were. She covered her ears the whole time and had to be wrapped in my arms. Although she said she wanted to go home I did catch her taking glimpse of the fireworks and she liked seeing the different colors! Poor Tim needed to study so he stayed home with sleeping Millie.
It was a fun filled day full of red, white, and blue, family-time, friends, good food, and fireworks! Couldn't have asked for a better day! God Bless this wonderful country that we live in!