Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 5th of July!

Happy day after the 4th everyone! I realize that it is odd to title a post Happy 5th of July, but since that is what day it is, I thought I'd do so as part of my truth in advertising pledge.

Pre-parade antics with Mike

I hope you and yours had a wonderful 4th of July. Ours was busy, busy and more busy and overall it was a pretty good day. I worked from 4:30-8:30 so I got the day started rather early. After that I rushed home so we could get to the Waukesha 4th of July parade. Mike and his band have played there for 3 years now and have such a great time. The people are wonderful and it is a fun parade to watch. This year I had a buddy to show the floats to! Little one seemed to enjoy it and I'm sure it will get better and better for him as he gets older. We gave him two little flags to hold and he waved and waved them. I think he knows what he's doing already! Of course, he also had to chew on them a bit as well. The adventures of an 11 month old...everything must be taste tested at some point.

After the parade we headed north to pick up some fill dirt, then home where I baked up some cookies and brownies. A quick shower, church, home to grill some burgers and finished the evening with fireworks. Funny story about the fireworks. Mike and I have gone to see fireworks every years since we were dating. We always bike or walk over to a local park and enjoy the show. One of my favorite pictures of us is from that first firework display! This year we didn't want to wake the baby to go to the park and we REALLY didn't want to keep him up an extra 2-3 hours. So, Mike thought we might be able to see the park's fireworks if we got up on our garage roof. I wasn't thrilled the idea, but it turned out the view was blocked anyway. We went out front and realized we had a really good view if we stood in the middle of our street. Both sidewalk views were blocked, but we were able to see them really well in the middle of the street. So we stood in the middle of the street and hoped for no cars. Thankfully we had no one turn onto our street while we were there! And more thankfully, we will not be doing that with any children since when he is old enough we will go to the park!
Hope you had a safe and wonderful 4th!


  1. Look at your cute little! Happy Fourth, from a wandering blogger :)

  2. Wonderful show of seeing the fireworks no matter what! Your little guy will love the parades as much as mine I am sure!