Independence Day....in pictures

it was a great day....i am pooped

festivities began at 9:30....the neighborhood bike parade....except my children chose to ride a scooter and walk a dog.....they are non-conformists

i was a bit happy that i no longer had to run alongside a child trying to balance on a bike among 100 other kids and parents trying to run along and balance on a bike....

but also sad that it was probably my big girls' last year to even walk her dog in the parade...next year she just might think she is even too cool for that...{sigh}

after the parade we got some popcorn and enjoyed socializing in the park while the kids did the cake-walk, the dunk tank, the bounce house....i could not stop sweating in the stinkin' hot humidity...drank lots and lots of water....continued sweating anyway...

came home and enjoyed the air conditioned cottage....we all took naps! yippee for naps!

got ready for evenings festivities....friends over, pop-its and sparklers for the big and little kids....

good summer mix on the iPod and cold refreshments in the big vintage tub....

the mosquito killer the man at home depot sold us even worked....so it was pleasant to sit outside...hubby and i even sat out there after our guests left and the kids went to bed...{sigh}...

we watched fireworks on our beach with our neighbors.....it was a fantastic day....
6 comments on "Independence Day....in pictures"
  1. looks like a gorgeous day.
    I can't wait to see you Friday night!!!
    Lola is so excited...

  2. Sounds like the perfect 4th! Glad you shared the pictures with us. Love all the Uncle Sam hats!

  3. Love seeing all the pics! Looks like everyone had a great time :)

  4. WOW Jill it sounds like it was a BRILLIANT day....I HOPE your daughter gets another year out of the parade....They really do grow up so quickly these days....!!

    Your cake looked AWESOME....I don't suppose you saved a piece for me....hahahahahaha....!

    Tamarah :o)

  5. Hi Jill—

    Great blog! Would love to chat with you about a story for Mpls. St. Paul magazine. Email me when you can!


  6. Hi Jill,

    I've been reading your blog for over a year now and really enjoy all of your posts! Thanks for inspiring me to start my own blog. I love your pictures and adore the Cottagewood neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.


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