Tuesday, July 12, 2011

4th of July snapshots....

For as long as I can remember I have spent the 4th of July at the cabin, the kids too, it is something we look forward to every year. Although the day is full of tradition, this was a year of firsts for us. Last year Kendall was only a few weeks old so this year was all new to her. Let me say that she has an agenda, she is a girl who know what she wants (check out the picture of her walking below:) Anyway, that being said we start our day with a boat parade. This year June helped the boys decorate the boat and floated along for the parade. While we waited I took a few shots of Kendall...
kendall collage

Kendall waited on the pier and waved her flags. Actually she waved her flags for 0.1 second and my Mom chased her the rest of the time...thanks Mom!

kendall flag
{sweet shot}

And now the parade....Everyone decorates their boats, some play patriotic music, some people where Uncle Sam hats, and some (ahem) hand out candy and spray unsuspecting viewers with water guns.

boat 2

boat 1

After the boat parade and a bit of lunch it is off to town for the "real" parade...floats, candy, music, old friends, and lots of red, white, and, blue. Did I mention noise? This is one noisy parade, luckily Kendall did not mind at all!

parade 1

(note: TJ is not drinking beer, it just happens to be in the cup holder next to him:)

June brought home the mother load of candy. I think everyone on our side of the street picked up candy for her bag, we could not even zip the zip lock. Our dentist would have been seeing a lot of us if we hadn't accidentally, on purpose, left the bag at the cabin. Glad June can't read yet, she keeps asking if Nannie and Poppie found her candy yet:)

parade 2

Kendall enjoyed her first real parade, she took the heat, noise, and commotion in stride. Her sweet face and personality made the day that much more special.
parade 3

After the parade we head to the park for games and the trout pond. For some reason the trout pond is a big deal....a whole bunch of kids and adults standing around a hole in the ground with bamboo poles trying to hook a trout who is bunched together with other trout trying to avoid the hook....like I said I don't get it. However, the kids love it. June tried to hook one for the first time this year with no luck. The big trout fisherman, Jake! I should mention that all proceeds benefit the local fire department, so it is a worthy cause.

Finally on to dinner and then back to the cabin. Most years we head out to the local fire works spectacular, but this year we played around the cabin. You can see our night in the post below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Leah Marie said...

looks like a fabulous fourth! we always head up to our cabin by a lake every year. our lake has a boat parade, too. maybe next year we can convince my dad into doing it. :)


Ashley Sisk said...

It really does look like a great celebration!

likeschocolate said...

looks like you had a fantastic day!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a fun time! We love pontoon boats around this house, for sure.

Wonderful captures, Tiffany!

Hannah said...

Those are AWESOME! I love each and every one. It looks like such a fun day :)