Thursday, July 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES!

Our children and their spouses and their children, that can, traditionally gather at our house to celebrate the Birthday of the United States. We barbecue, picnic, roast hot dogs and eat all kinds of outdoorsy food like watermelon and potato salad.
Some run in the Liberty 5k. Some stay at the finish line to take photos. :D We make our own parade going to Main Street for the BIG PARADE. Back at our house we put together our own entertainment. We play in the water. (two months out of the year, if we are lucky the weather is warm enough... so we enjoy it while we can). We play in the water a lot!
Of course there are little fireworks, and medium fireworks. And then we take our lawn chairs to the front yard and watch the BIG FIREWORKS going off at the fairgrounds.
And say "Thank You" to all who have given their time, their skills, their blood and their lives to make this great nation possible.
Happy Fourth of July to U.S. people everywhere!
No more blogging until this is all over and I recover from all the partying.

6 comments:

Janie said...

Happy 4th weekend to you, too.
I like your little parade going to the big one. The puppet show looks like a lot of fun. And of course kids always love water.

Woman in a Window said...

Happy Fourth! Now go and get some sleep.

Jeannelle said...

Great Independence Day fun photos, Leenie! Can you handle the camera while you're running the 5K, do you think? Good luck....

Have a wonderful celebration. Sounds like you have some great traditions going.

Linda Sue said...

The dog and I will be hiding away- too much big boom...but you just go right ahead and enjoy yourself...the fourth sucks except for BBQ...

Pam said...

Hope you are in recovery mode by now and had a great time!

Laura said...

It was really great to see all the fun and excitement you all had. Nice pictures of the fireworks too. This year, I didn't see one firework; we worked our butts off at home and took advantage of the full three day weekend.