Happy Fourth everyone! The kids and I enjoyed a fun filled day celebrating with Chad home from work. Our neighborhood has a parade, but it started at 8 AM, and oddly enough the kids slept in (and so did we!) so we missed it this year. By the time the kids had breakfast and we were all dressed, all of the morning festivities were already over.
While driving around the neighborhood, we discovered a playground that we'd never seen before. It is further back in the development than we'd ever ventured. We assumed that the small playground next to the clubhouse was the only one in our neighborhood. The larger playground we found today is next to the tennis courts and overlooking one of the lakes. It also has a set of swings for babies and a set of regular swings. The babies really enjoyed being pushed in the baby swings! We tried to coax them both to go down the slide, but they were not ready for that just yet.
Later this afternoon we went over to our next door neighbor's house for their pool party. The babies had a great time swimming and playing in the pool. We didn't go to any fireworks displays tonight since the babies were in bed by 8 and the fireworks around here didn't start until 9. Next year I think they will be old enough to stay up late enough to see the fireworks and we look forward to taking them!
Fireworks went off in our neighborhood starting at 9 and are just ending now, so almost an hour. There were so many people setting off fireworks and they were all so beautiful. We are not talking little fireworks, these were like professional grade fireworks! Chad and I took the baby monitor outside with us and we got to see quite a display!
Happy Fourth ya'll, and Happy Birthday USA! I hope you all had a great holiday with your families! I will leave you with a few pictures from the park earlier today.