Then last year Grandma was out of town, so we went on vacation. Remember we were in Albuquerque on the 4th?
This year the girls are marching with the Bruin Marching Band so they have 3 parades here on the Wasatch Front on the 4th so we won't be going down either. That is actually an amazing deal for them. Princess and Prima Donna are marching in about a dozen parades with a few rehearsals and they will each get $250 for the summer season. Not bad for a summer job! Princess is marching with her clarinet and Prima Donna is marching with the bass clarinet.
But I digress...
So in 2006, we had just buried my mom the previous week. It was a difficult time. We almost didn't go to the parades. Prima Donna was baptized on July 2, so we were recovering from a big family party as well.
But the Dog Walker was just so excited and all the rest of the extended family was going, so how could we say "no"?
It turned out to be a fun and memorable trip.
Grandma bought all these cute 4th of July hats and purses and necklaces for the kids to wear. Just as a side note, do you realize that Teach will be home in 7 short weeks?!
Hope you have an amazing 4th!