Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the fourth

I hope you had a good one. I love the Fourth of July. The past two years I've wanted to take Hannah to see the fireworks. I don't think I ever missed them as a kid. My mom would take us down to River Street. We'd have a big family picnic beforehand and just run around and play until the fireworks started. So fun. Last year we thought Hannah was too young and it was too far of a drive (1 hour) and too late to take a baby quite adjusted to her schedule. But this year, we had it all planned out. We would drive to the nearest fireworks display, take a picnic dinner, and watch from the back of our car. Hannah had a cute outfit to wear too. And then she got sick. Throwing up and a fever that lasted 3 days ruined our plans. Sunday, she felt much better and was able to enjoy family that came in town. Gran Gran and Poppy, Sarah, Betsy, Grandma, Ben, and Katie all came to visit.

Grandma and Hannah lined the front walk with flags and had their own Independence parade. They also made a flag cake - a Brooks family tradition. Uncle Ben lit sparklers. On Monday we went to a BBQ lunch and after naps (and a storm), we took the kids swimming.

(Pay no attention to the outfit Hannah chose for the occasion.)


Check out Joseph's shoes! He is one patriotic Yankee Doodle Dandy.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for the 4th!!!! I'm obsessed with the pic of H in her (your) winter hat and Toms. Gotta have that one! WHAT A HOOT!!!!!!