4th of July

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We're officially in the dog-days of summer, despite the weather screaming "it's fall! burn pumpkin candles!" ... #eyerollemoticon (has anyone ever figured out WHY blogs can't use emoticons? Because it's practically another dialect of the english language, and an extremely effective way of expressing your true feelings). 

We had a super fun 4th of July with friends & family and we finally rolled the kids in to bed last night by 11:30. They still woke up before 8, which seems like some sort of cruel joke. 

We decked out the bikes & strollers and walked in the town parade - SO festive!  Bellamy took her princess wave very seriously, and Baylor threw candy to the kids on the street like a total boss. I think Collin told him to "make it rain" at one point... #okfatjoe

Baylor was nothing short of horrified at the fireworks last year, but took it like a champ this year and braved the noise. He was reluctant at first, but after some shameless bribery, he was totally game. Bellamy handled things like the fearless second child that she is - she clapped & screamed "yay!" after every explosion. 

Hope your 4th was amazing! So thankful to life in a free country because of the brave men & women that have come before us and will be after us. Let Freedom Ring! 

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