Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Our little patriots

aren't we fancyReady for the Little Red White & Blue Parade

Honestly, it's positively Rockwellian how cute this town is on the 4th of July. Last night, Jeff looked out the window at 10:15 p.m. and said "How come all our neighbors are hanging around in front of their houses?

Well: Because of the light parade, of course!

light fantastic

I snapped one crummy picture--that's a truck towing a boat full of kids pretending to fish. We also had the county Democrats, the local Republicans, the mayor, a fire truck, and the "fairest of the [county] fair" princess.

This morning, we started with the kiddie bike parade in the park across the street from our house. There will be music, games, carnie food, and pony rides there all day. Our tarp is sitting by the lake waiting for us to arrive for fireworks tonight.

God bless cotton candy

Hope your 4th is just as sweet!


Lara said...

happy fourth to the whole mayberry clan! the little ones look adorable in their patriotic finery. :)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Happy 4th! I love the patriotic bikes! That is too cute.

Magpie said...


Nancy said...

Every Fourth of July I mope around because I miss my hometown's patriotic celebration. There's nothing like that where we are now, at least as far as I can tell.

I love your kids' outfits!

Julie Pippert said...

How adorable!

I am the incredible meanie who *called off the kid's parade* yesterday due to terrible weather. Oy. Everyone agreed but it was SO disappointing. It's been raining here for like a month I think with no end in sight.

It usually rain on the 4th but lightly so we've gone ahead. You can't be afraid to get wet here, LOL!

But I missed the decorated kids, strollers, bikes, wagons, etc.

Glad I got see it on your blog.

Lene said...

They look absolutely adorable! Great shots!

Lisa said...

Oh that is so cool. Looks like it was a wonderful day for you all.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

I'm overwhelmed by the red-white-and-blue cuteness!

Lady M said...

Fabulous! I especially love the hats.

Scribbit said...

Oh they are cute! And I love cotton candy. LOVE it.