So, I'm a few days late posting these...but that seems to be my trend lately.
On the morning of the 4th, we met up with a bunch of friends and participated in the Normal Heights Neighborhood 4th of July Parade! It was so freakin cute. Ridiculous. All the kids were riding in their red-white-&-blue-decked-out strollers, bikes, trikes, pack & plays, etc.
We took Ez's Radio Flyer Fire Engine over and it ended up being perfect for the occasion :)
Ez, signing "scared" for me. Yes, I make him go through his signs just for fun. Yes, I love the way he looks when he does this one.
After Ezra's nap, we packed up some food and toys and headed over to Bird Park to settle in and watch the fireworks. Ez was pretty happy about the whole situation and really liked running around, butting into adults' games of catch, ladder ball, etc.
We got there around 4:30, knowing that we'd have to get there early enough for a decent spot for the fireworks at 9pm. Lots of walks, soccer playing, car-pushing, wrestling, dancing, tantrum-avoiding-tickles took place during those hours ;-)
And some deep conversations...