It’s no secret that I love holidays and one of our family favorites is definitely the Fourth of July! With the crackle of the fireworks and the grand parade displays, we love continuing our family traditions from year’s past. The biggest of these would have to be the Evergreen Park Parade.
The year that evening fell and we were all freezing.
The year that Jim and Charlie watched the fireworks from far away because Charlie was scared of the noise.
The year that Jack fell asleep despite the noise of the fireworks.
This year, we braved the horrendous temperatures. To prepare, we kept the boys in all day long and made sure they had their naps. We packed ice filled spray fans, packed some popsicles, lots of water, a few snacks and kept dinner extra extra light. Sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and hats – we somehow survived the evening.
Much like the LaGrange Park Pet Parade, Jack sat for about one minute and then wanted to get up to race around.
Keeping occupied with a sucker…
Is that Dumb & Dumber?!
Red from Cars. Best.”Float”. Ever.
This kid loves parades. He’s the best.
Momma & Charlie (this woman is a SAINT. I’m not kidding. Really.)
Showing his patriotism.
This is a picture of daddy and Jack watching the parade together. Notice the firetrucks (the first to come down the street). Shortly after this (and after the sucker above), Jack was D-O-N-E with being in the stroller.
And then he ran to have a nice chat. With the asphalt. Using his face. Mainly his nose. Blood everywhere really gives new meaning to the phrase, “Red, white and blue…” After a short time, he was raring to go again and was later occupied for a while with an open fire hydrant.
This child will be the death of us.