I love the 4th of July. It is a wonderful day for our country and I love celebrating what we have overcome. It gives us American’s a sense of pride. Typically the 4th of July is unbelievably hot here in northern Illinois but this year was a welcomed changed. It was in the upper 60s and low 7os and cloudy. It was so nice to not have to be miserable outside! Our 4th of July was spent like any other in our small town. We went to my aunt’s annual 4th of July party and watched the parade from her front yard. Michael is getting a moral (insert sad face) so he wasn’t feeling the greatest but he was such a trooper.
He loved seeing the horses in the parade. They are by far one of his favorite animals. He always seems to find them in his books and point them out. Nathan’s mom is the Children’s Ministry Director at church so the VBS crew was in the parade, and Michael got to see his grandparent’s walk by.
He literally passed out right when the parade ended. He laid down on his belly and just fell asleep. We were perfectly ok with him getting a bit of a nap and it allowed daddy to play croquet with my sister and my two brother-in-laws.
We then made our way to the park where there were pony rides and a mini fair. Bentley thoroughly enjoyed the pony ride, but Michael did not. Which I was actually surprised about because he was happy and excited about the ponies until daddy put him on it. Then Michael and I challenged Uncle Neno and Bentley to a race down the slide and I actually don’t even remember who won!
Then of course, we ended our night watching the fireworks and surprisingly Michael really enjoyed it. I thought he would have been scared of the noise but it didn’t phase him at all. I’d say, aside from Michael teething, this was a successful 4th of July.