Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th festivities

The 4th of July is a big day for our family. We start out at the Bothell, WA parade on Main Street. Last year Brother rode in the children's parade, but this year he decided not to. The favorite part of the parade is the visit from the SeaFair Pirate and the Mobey Duck. The pirates drive their boat down the street stopping every so often to smash their swords on the ground and fire their cannon. For a couple years it would scare Brother and I would have to hide with him behind some buildings until the pirates had passed. Once he started wearing ear phones to mute the noise he absolutely loved them! Now he really looks forward to their antics.

This is the first year Brother really figured out what the parade candy was all about. They came home with a ton, which I was then able to disappear. I was very sad not to be at the parade this year.

After the parade, my husband's side of the family got together at one of the Aunt's for a picnic. There are so many children now, and Uncle built a fabulous tree house with a pulley. Daddy said the kids had a ton of fun. I'm already looking forward to next year.

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