Jul 5, 2012
4th of July Celebrating
We had a fun morning yesterday - we had a nice potluck breakfast and children's bike parade at church. Really nice that we were at it by 9 am and done by 11 before the heat got too intense. Before breakfast our congregation sang an impromptu National Anthem without accompaniment and I'll admit we sounded pretty darn good - lots of wet eyes during that one :), of course we are a largely military congregation so we are patriotic to the nth degree! It was a great morning and lots of fun for the kids and grownups.
Having a little fun with the 4th of July harvest:
I was up early to assemble the annual Patriotic Trifle...
Finn with his scooter all ready for the parade!
Did someone say it was for kids? I didn't catch that! Of course my Beach Betty had to be decorated for the 4th of July too, she lives for this stuff! (And I made the hubs put some flair on his roller skates!)
Kids all lined up and ready to roll...
The Bike Parade!
(hubby is bringing up the rear on his skates)
Afterwards, I spent the middle of the day inside catching up on my magazine pileup, hubby and the boys went to the pool on base for awhile, I don't know how they can take the heat.
After dinner, the hubs and Finn went out for a paddle around the inlet near the oceanfront. Loch stuck with me, I guess we are the wimps who can't take the temps outside.
We all headed to the beach to watch the fireworks once it got dark (still 93º at 8:30 pm). I'll spare you photos of fireworks, I know that's kind of annoying so I don't take them. I really wish I could have better captured the stunning moon we saw rise up over the Atlantic, it was bright orange and really pretty, but you will just have to take my word for it since my little camera doesn't do fancy moons :)
Trust me, it was orange and awesome.
And what is it with RUDE people today????? The entire time we were watching fireworks all the people around us were blinding us with camera flashes and lit up phone screens in the dark, ugh!!!