Notes From the Fourth of July

4th smalls
4th smalls
4th smalls
4th smalls
4th smalls

A bit of 4th of July celebration advice, if I may?  When you see the sparkly Uncle Sam hat in the dollar bin, buy that sucker.  

Other notables from our Independence Day celebration....

The Kid is still terrified of fireworks.  I keep hoping that will change--because I love them--but maybe next year.

But we rode the Kiddieland train three times.  The cars and the boats only merited one ride each, but this year there were no tears on either.  The airplanes and spinning tubs were still too much.  (And, for some reason that we couldn't figure out, the Kid was fascinated with the broken roller coaster.)

Lastly, my Auntie's parrot, Skipper, is the life of any pool party.

To all my American friends, hope you had a lovely 4th!