We had the perfect 4th of July. We did everything you're supposed to do on the 4th.
I even started the day by running in the Heritage 5 miler, a race through our city's downtown. Slow and steady wins the race. Or comes in 550th place out of 600 runners. Either way, I ran the whole thing, so... go me!
I was lucky to have the cutest little cheerleaders. After the race, we stuck around for the parade.
My "All American Hero" didn't feel like having his picture taken.
Mater was at the parade!!
Will enjoyed some swimming in the backyard pool while Amelia took her nap.
Our neighbor's dog came over for a visit. Her name is Chai Berry. Swear. I couldn't make that up.
Grandma came over and we had a delish dinner in the shady backyard.
But, apparently, Amelia was still hot enough that she needed to play in the water that remained in our deflated pool.
Feeling slightly brave this year, we decided to head downtown for some real fireworks. Will was thrilled.
Some ice cream and bubbles helped with the wait.
A family sitting near by was kind enough to share some sparklers.
It was the perfect 4th.