Briggs loved the 4th. He spent the entire parade waving, clapping, and pointing out all the cars and tractors. And he was enthralled by the fireworks, sitting so still on Uma's lap to watch the entire show before cuddling in to fall asleep at the very end.
The kids were so excited to have cousins and friends to watch the parade with and play with at Uma and Papa's. And getting to enjoy the fireworks with their cousins was just icing on the cake.
The cousins posed for a pretty darn successful annual 4th of July picture.
(Probably should have had Adelie take off those sunglasses. :))
Now that Staley and Lila don't get to play together every week at pre-school, they were so excited to have a fun day of playing together.
Staley watched the parade and the fireworks without covering her ears or wearing ear protection. Progress!!
On the other hand, Adelie wore Staley's ear protection for the fireworks and declared that she didn't like them because they were "too loud." She was also very concerned that the fireworks were going to fall on her. Her favorite parts of the day were the parade candy, playing with her cousins, and the glow jewelry that she wore for the fireworks.
All in all, it was another fun, festive, family-filled 4th!!