Fourth of July was always one of my favorite holidays growing up because my parents hosted a big BBQ at their house, there was a carnival that came to the park in our town and our back-yard had a first-row seat to the town fireworks. My cousins came to spend the night and we always had a blast. Sadly, getting home for the 4th doesn't happen too often anymore since we usually have to be at work bright and early the next day.
So we decided to spend the weekend at home after 4 straight weekends of travelling. Our township park hosts some great holiday events. And for the 4th of July, they hold a decorated bike parade for the kids. We didn't realize there was a stroller/wagon division or we could have decorated our stroller and walked Evan in the parade. Here is a picture of Evan with our neighbors Maeve and Kyle, who rode first in the bike division:Some of these people were not joking around with their decorated vehicles. This one took a prize!Evan wasn't a huge fan of the swing until this weekend. This was our first trip to the playground since he could start walking and I think it's safe to say we'll be going back soon:Lily wanted to go down the slide too (and did so several times). But we couldn't manage to get it on film:Evan decided that walking UP the slide was the more fun way to go:Ready to go down the tube slide:And honestly, Evan doesn't care what we are doing as long as his dog is with him. Today, I picked him out of his crib and his first word was "woof" b/c he wanted his dog. I brought him into bed and he just snuggled up with Lily. Today he was obsessed with trying to walk her himself, which he did somewhat successfully: