For the first time in probably my entire nursing career I had off the 4th of July. When it wasn't my holiday to work, I have traditionally traded into it to have off Memorial Day or Labor Day. But after the kids were kind of more into the whole celebration last year & I missed out- I decided to not work it for once.
I started off my holiday off by attempting some cool 4th of July star hair.
We spent the evening with some of Jeff's Blair friends. Bounce houses, trampolines, water balloons, bikes, scooters, and this go-cart. Hayden was Mr. Cautious. He took it VERY slow. Gas on & off & on & off as to not get too crazy.
Olivia went middle speed. More wild than Hayden but pretty safe going.
Mr. Motor Head was a MaNiAc! Fast as he could go. And he drives like a pro! Hits the breaks with perfect timing as to get as close to people as possible. Totally in control. This is his element.
There was bean bag games, frisbees. Food. Cupcakes. Watermelon. The list goes on.
I'm not much for lighting fireworks. Or spending $ on them. And when you hit up a stand at 4:30pm on July 4 there isn't much left. Luckily there were some sparklers shared. Logan just did one then was done with the "fire."
There were plenty of big kids (and adults) lighting off plenty of pretties to watch. I'm kind of a big chicken- its just not my thing. I love a nice big professional display. But a whole bunch of kids running around with fireworks & punks in the dark gives me heart palpitations.
Thankfully they were pretty content with sparklers, snapies & glowsticks. And the explanation "because they are bigger than you" still works.
Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!