Sunday, July 5, 2009

Boom Boom Pow!

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Happy Independence Day to all! It's been a great, wonderful weekend so far - enjoying Tatiana's first 4th of July as an American citizen.

Friday daytime we got haircut #3 and are pleased to report that we are 1 haircut away from normal hair now! The mullet is basically gone and the curls continue to shine. We had a late, long nap in order to prep for the big evening! Quick geography lesson - the more north you head, the later it stays light out in the summer, so our fireworks don't happen until around 10pm. Where I live there are two little cities 4 miles apart that make a decent size school district: Croswell-Lexington. Lexington is right on Lake Huron - and for 4th of July the fireworks are done in the Lexington harbor over the water. Very cool. (Croswell does fireworks that will rival or better most cities July 4th during it's city festival in August) T not only made it to fireworks still awake, but honestly she was in pretty good spirits too! It didn't hurt that two of her favorite cousins: Katie and Emma were there to keep her company! Plus we were far enough away and the air was super damp from all the week's rain that we really didn't hear much of the BOOM.

Saturday morning was the July 4th parade in Lexington. Because it's a lakeside town, it's very touristy in the summertime, so the parade there was especially good! We had a military flyover complete with parachuters dropping down to the town, bagpipes, lots of horses, military vehicles etc. The parade was over an hour long! It was AWESOME - until the end when the firetruck got us all SOAKED! T has a blast - and even put her hand over her heart for the national anthem!

Saturday night we went out to my cousin Gary and his wife Rena's house. We had a cook out and lit cheapo backyard fireworks that I got at Wallyworld. The adults seemed to like the show more than the kids -- who were super busy running, chasing and swinging. Another great night.

The weather is awesome today and we're just kicking back having fun. Hope you all enjoyed the weekend!


Nichole said...

Happy 4th of July to you both! What a difference a year makes! :)

Kristine said...

I love a parade! The pic of Tatiana holding her hand over her heart was my absolute favorite..makes me tear up a little. So sweet.

And of course Shriners in little cars are always something that brings a smile :)

Glad you had a great weekend.


Clarese said...

It looks like a great day! I love the pictures :)

findingourdaughter said...

She is so precious and having such a great time! The only thing that shocked me is that she is wearing a long sleeved shirt and then a Lord--it is JULY and y'all can wear a hoodie there??? Well, we about died of a heat stroke here in FL.
Do I need to bring a hoodie in August to MI? LOL said...

Love the photo of the "maids lined up!" Can't imagine wearing a sweater/sweatshirt yesterday at any point of the day/night! It was 100 degrees here yesterday. Looks like a fun day!


Joy said...

What a great day. I missed the fireworks this year because I worked but I do so love watching them.

Heather said...

You and T seemed to have a great celebration for the 4th of July! Love the pictures!

luvin' life said...

Wow sounds like a great parade! Maybe we'll have to come up for it next year. Tatiana is looking SO happy!

Troy and Rachel said...

So glad you all had a great fourth!!

The McLaughlin Family said...

Amy I love the slide show. What a lucky little girl...that play set is AWESOME!