Saturday, July 17, 2010

July the 4th (a little late)

I'm trying to get caught up on posting all of our summer events so far. We've only been home for 2 1/2 weeks but they've been busy!!

The annual 4th of July parade was on July the 3rd this year (I assume because the 4th was a Sunday.) We had less time to prepare than usual so the scooters were hastily decorated the night before (or was it the morning of??) I always feel a bit bad that my kids show up on scooters every year when everyone else is on bicycles. But, it makes much more sense to send bicycles to various living locales and keep scooters for our short stays in Dallas. Duplicate sets of bicycles are just not necessary.

Madeline and Ryan were the dog walkers in the parade. I was very impressed that they got out of bed and walked with us - in costume and all!!
The very patriotic girls with the incredibly patriotic scooters and Frank who looks like a patriotic bodyguard behind them.

Front and center - they look like they are leading the parade.

This year the picnic was held at the end of our cul-de-sac instead of the park. It had rained all week and the park was way too muddy. Plus, the city is so desperate for money they were going to charge the neighborhood association to use the park space! I think they may start using our street permanently - plenty of space, no cars, and a convenient end to the parade route.
This year they hired a train as entertainment instead of renting a bounce house. I think this was a great choice. Someone always gets hurt in a bounce house and it requires volunteers to supervise. The train was a big hit with the little girls.....
and the big girls.....

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