I love the 4th of July. It has always been one of my favorite holidays and this year was exciting to have Ev to start a family tradition. We started out the morning with the Staunton parade and saw all of the Ultimate Miss pageant queens and hometown baseball teams in all of their glory!
I found out later in the day that it was Andrew's first time going to the parade. Wha-What? I know, that's what I thought. What kind of deprived child were you? I think he ended up having a really fun time with Ev and Lady Liberty herself, his wife, despite his aversion to large crowds of sweaty people.
She loved looking at all of the things going on around her.
Lady Liberty hair that I tried to recreate from here.
gums for miles
She passed out right at the end of the parade. Overstimulation? (nice boots)
Mt. Sidney friends 'till the end!
We came home from the parade, took a family nap, grilled steaks and then attempted to watch some fireworks. I say attempted because we piled poor Ev in the car screaming, drug her to a field where it sounded like the Gettysburg battle and then had to leave early because it was just too loud and was spooking her. Maybe next year?
Hope you had a great day too.