Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fourth of July Festivities

Miss E. enjoying a post-parade donut during our neighborhood's Fourth of July celebration last year. Little Guy is in the background tearing into an ice pop.

A three-day holiday weekend is approaching and I’m SOOOO ready! Friends asked us to Lake Cumberland for the weekend, but given all of the work that we have ahead of us for the move, and the fact that our yard looks like a miniature jungle, we figured it best to stay closer to home. Plus, I’ll be visiting Mom at the hospital as much as I can over the next few days.

Although we’re staying close to home, there are plenty of 4th of July events in store. Our neighborhood has an annual bike parade and since this will be our last one at this house, we’ll be sure to participate and make the most of it. Other activities will take place throughout Louisville - more parades, concerts - and we’ll likely want to get to the pool at some point to cool off. And, there’s a watermelon sitting on my kitchen counter, ready to be devoured. What’s more American than kids eating watermelon on the 4th of July?

So, dear friends, what are your plans for the Independence Day weekend? Hope it involves great food, cold drinks, friends and family and colorful, yet safe, firework displays!

12 comments:

LPC said...

Oh your little ones are just too cute:).

James said...

I like how your neighborhood has a celebration, now that's vintage Americana. I hope your new home has the has the same traditions.

Elizabeth said...

No plans yet, but I want to do something. I love how your neighborhood has the traditional bike parade. too cool!

Mrs. Pink said...

We have a parade in our neighborhood where the kids decorate their bikes and wagons. We usually have a pool party and invite everyone over for some laughs and lunch. Thanks for sharing.

bevy said...

Your mama is still in the hospital? When are you thinking she will be back home?

We go to the mountains every year and see an amazing fireworks dispaly there... wonderful!

myletterstoemily said...

what a darling pair of patriots you
have!!

we will head to the mountains for
a parade down mainstreet, picnic
in the park, and fireworks over the
mountains.

happy 4th. praying for your mom's
continued recovery.

Jo said...

Loving the sweet grin

A neighborhood party sounds like a great way to celebrate. We are going to a weekend wedding in Newport. I'm certain it will be a fun affair as the family always goes way out for any party.

EntertainingMom said...

Our beach has fireworks every year. These aren't just any fireworks, but an amazing display of art. The town has barges at the beach and these amazing spectacles of light are launched overhead! Ok, now to figure out what to do on Friday and Saturday nights!

sara said...

Your little munchkins are so very cute! We don't have any plans ourselves - just hoping this beautiful break from the 90s lasts through the weekend (wasn't the weather just phenomenal today?!).

Emily said...

I wish I was in the great land to celebrate our day of independence. Last year I went to a white trash party in Central London. This year, I'm afraid, it's just another regular night. Have a blast! It looks like your lovelies are going to enjoy it!

Lily Lemontree said...

Your little girl is just too cute! Its sounds like there will be lots of fun stuff to do with them this weekend! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and I am so glad that your mom is feeling better!

pve design said...

As you know, I grew up in Louisville, and we always had a fun neighborhood parade and then a jump in the neighbors pool and the best lemonade and hot-dogs. We made lots of noise!
pve