Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Our 4th of July was full of fun.  
The festivities started at Susan, Steve and Zach's house for a parade and BBQ.   

Tyler's stroller was decorated for the Annual 4th of July neighborhood parade on Main Street hosted by Great Aunt Susan and family. 

He was pretty excited and very patriotic waving his flag. 

Here are the parade participants. As you can see it is pretty low key but a lot of fun.

Great Uncle Mike looks a bit too big for Great Great Aunt Nancy's scooter. 

Grandma walked Tyler so I could document the event with photos. 

Great Aunt Patty played her "drum" (a 5 gallon bucket) with her wooden spoon.  American creativity at its finest. 

Host Great Aunt Susan proudly displays her patriotism

Family photographer, Jeanne, films the "great" parade.

My mom thought it would be fun to throw candy to our spectators...all 3 of them. :)

Tyler enjoys a post-parade popsicle (say that 5 times fast) with Krista.

Tyler and Great Uncle Mike.

Jeanne takes a ride on the scooter.  No need to drive on one side of the road or the other on Main Street.  Straight down the middle works perfect.

Tyler enjoyed some quiet time after the parade lining up his trains. 
Poor guy...he has a bit of OCD just like his mom.

Jeff, Tyler and I all enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon nap before heading out for the evenings activities.  We grabbed dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Francis, Aunt Jenny, Uncle Ryan, Uncle Greg and cousins Jake and Abbey before staking out our spot at the park to watch the fireworks. 

Tyler loved driving his trucks all over the blankets. 

Tyler took a break from playing to rest and cuddle with "Po Po" Francis.

Then he was back at it rolling his trucks up and down in the back of Daddy's truck. 

He sat so perfectly during the fireworks with lots of "ooooooo" and "aaaaahhhh" and even clapping for the really big ones.  He had no fear of the loud booms and all this week has been saying "boom boom."

Happy 235th Birthday America!
It was the perfect summer day!

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