Independence Day is my favorite holiday. It has been for years. I love the gatherings. I love the fireworks. I love the celebrations without having to worry about gifts and other things. I love my country. I am appreciative of those that have sacrificed for my precious freedoms.
I cannot celebrate the same way as I have in the past with two babies. It just doesn't work that way. But, I can still have fun.
We began the day with flag pancakes.
All the kids wanted flag shirts to help celebrate the day:
Then, our friends left for a few hours (and you would have thought it was the end of our kids' lives.
A few hours later, however, they came and picked up the older three to take them to fireworks. This is their first 4th in Texas, so we told them of our favorite spot and they took all the kids there. They were so kind to take them for us. The rest of the pictures, my friend, G, took while they were all gone together.
They rode the free buses over to the park:
The kids all played games together as they waited for the fireworks.
We always bring a lot of glow sticks. This year was no exception. The kids brought a ton - plenty to share!
Happy Birthday, America (and my brother, A, whose birthday is on the 4th!)
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