Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Our 4th of July this year was pretty low key. We attended a morning parade--it still got pretty hot on us, though! The kids had a ball. We met up with our friends the Williams and hung out in their truck bed--what a great spot to see the parade go by! We absolutely cherish this country and the gift of our freedom. God Bless America!

the McKinney parade has definitely gotten a little bigger and better since the last time we saw it two years ago

Anthony's favorite part was the fire trucks...

they had some current ones as well as some old timey ones

the classic "lucas face"
look how red his little cheeks are

so Americana--

sitting in the back of a pickup truck in a Ralph Lauren t-shirt waving the American flag...


trying on a sun hat

now all he needs is a little hay to chew on

lucas enjoyed the horses the most

We are so thankful and so proud to be Americans.

We are so thankful for all the men and women who daily risk thier lives to fight for our country's freedom. Hopefully we can instill this same gratitude and love of country into our kids.

We came home for naps (well, the kids at least), and later we spent the evening with the Headleys for a nice dinner celebration! I forgot to take pictures, but dinner was lovely, and the flag cake was divine!

We we got home late but we still busted out the sparklers!
Anthony's first time doing sparklers all by himself--what a big boy!

Look at his face--he's so proud!