We had our friends Ben and Kara May over to go see our local small town parade and then later for some food and fireworks. My mom was also up here for the holiday so we got to share the day celebrating her birthday as well. Her birthday is on the 4th.
Here are some pictures of our festivities...
|smoke bombs and pop-its before dark|
|Emma's hair was very fitting for the holiday. Her pig tails looked like fireworks|
|Cupcakes for Grandma "tutu" came with some fun star rings. This is a picture of all three kid's hands on top of hers.|
|getting ready to watch the parade|
|The best part about small town parades is the loot they throw out to the crowd! MMMM watermelon salt water taffy.|
|By the time the parade was over each kid had collected a balloon, a frisbee (or hat) and a pile of candy. All of it was handed out by the parade participants. Love it!|
|gotta love those bagpipe bands.|
|Being silly while watching fireworks|
|"uncle" Ben and Kiera at the firework table. Ben and Dan had fun spooking each other with the power snaps while the other one was lighting the fireworks. It was entertaining to watch the two of them.|
|some of the neighbors. Left to right: Julia, McKelle, Samantha, and Tyler|
|Some of the fireworks were a little scary|
|"Aunt" Kara and Kiera|
|Oh my that was LOUD!|
|Kiera having fun with sparklers.|
|Emma's first sparkler. She thought it was pretty cool|
|Grandma and Emma went in early and when I came in to check on them this is what I found.|
Happy Fourth of July! And Happy Birthday Grandma "TuTu"