Friday, July 11, 2014

4th of July Weekend

Palmer was super excited to go to "America's Birthday Party" complete with a parade in the morning and fireworks and swimming in the evening.

We've come to love our 4th of July traditions and look forward to the summer celebration every year.

First up, the Lakewood parade:
Palmer was a little disappointed that he wasn't IN the parade, unlike his go-cart entry earlier this year for our neighborhood Easter parade.  But, he happily went with the flow when he realized candy and popsicles would be thrown to his curbside perch.
Grace checked out the scene at her first July 4th parade...
...then she slept during the main attraction.
Later in the evening, we headed out to the club for swimming, eating, and a great fireworks display.
Our wonderful friends, the Farrells and the Hulls, joined us for the evening.

Palmer showing his friends the "big slides" (both blow-up and water):
Sweet Henry and Shannon.
 Pre-fireworks fun with Charlotte and Brooks.
 Cuddles during the fireworks.  Amazing Grace slept thru the entire show.  I mean, that girl did. not. even. flinch.  Love her.
Bright and early, we left for the lake on the following morning.

Palmer has been itching to get the jet ski up and running and after several weekends of work, he finally got a ride out on the lake.
Meanwhile Grace got plenty of love with Aunt Amanda and Elle:
Grace squared:
 S'mores (or just "mores" and Palmer likes to say) by the fire ended a wonderful holiday weekend:
Happy 4th.


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