July 4

I am super delinquent in posting our July 4 fun!  Typically, we go to Pegram at the crack of dawn to watch the town parade.  This year we decided to stay here in our city and actually participate in our parade.  It was our first time, but most families have been participating for several years.  It's nothing spectacular, just a bunch of kids riding their bikes or scooters or whatever.  They are supposed to be decorated and this is our morning-of decorating job.
There were plenty of friends we knew there and it really was pretty cool.  It was hot as blazes though and it was only like 9 in the morning! 

We came back home and rested for a while and then headed to Pegram for lunch and spending some time with the Taylor family.  It was so hot, we spent most of the time in the house playing with the babies, but we did get out and see some of the fun.

We left Pegram and headed to the fireworks extravaganza at our friends' house.  Take a look at the arsenal of fireworks...
I have never in my life seen such craziness!  There was a special table made where about 10 of these tube could be set and then 10 men would move forward and light one and they'll all go off at the same time.  I kid you not.  Seeing these men walking to the table with their lighters, lighting these explosives and then running like girls to get out of the way.  It was SO fun!  I tried to get a picture, but it was dark.  The best I could do was this:

The kids had a blast too.  And luckily, there were no injuries to child or man!  It was a really, REALLY great time.  But we were worn out when we got home!

All in all, the day was busy but very fun.  And of course, I got plenty of pics of my own little firecracker!  :)

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