I arrived back home in time for the July 4th Independence Day festivities in our town. The morning was particularly busy as 2 of our 4 children were in the Parade of Patriots! Sophie was riding on the Girl Scouts float and Connor (escorted by Brian) was on the Boy Scouts float.
Ainsley's job was to collect candy that would be distributed and shared with her siblings. Colin's job was to not be fussy and enjoy himself. All of the children did a great job at their designated duties.
In the evening our town hosted a festival at Independence Park for the kids. Needless to say, my children were very happy to participate. They went on multiple "rides" (bounce houses, ziplines, slides, etc...).
And of course, you can't participate properly if you aren't dressed for the occasion. All the kids got a chance to get their face painted as well.
And everyone must accessorize their look with a balloon animal as well.
Sophie's balloon was the first to pop within 5 minutes of receiving it. Colin's followed less than a minute later. Conner's lasted about 3 minutes after that. Ainsley's remained intact and inflated for over 15 minutes before it eventually disappeared from her grasp. Guess it was good we took pictures right afterward.
As the sky darkened we walked to Wes & Karissa's house to watch the fireworks from their driveway.