This year we ended up having a really good weekend. It was pretty much the first really/fun weekend we've had since Loren started the business.
The 4th was on a Friday this year and Loren had the day off. We didn't really make any plans to do anything, we just wanted to kind of do whatever and go with the flow. We ended up having a lot of fun that day though.
We took Allie Mae to see her first parade (besides the one she saw in Disney World). She LOVED it! I gave her a Walmart bag to fill with candy and she went crazy. She loved watching all the horses, firetrucks, cars and trucks, and different floats drive by It was the longest parade I've ever been too. Almost a full two hours we were there sitting on the side of the road.
Following the fire station open house we went and spent the rest of the day at a friends house for a cookout. It ended up being a lot of fun. Allie played for hours with the other kids and I actually got to sit, relax and enjoy lots of adult conversations.
The rest of the weekend was pretty easy going. Allie spent the day swimming with my mom one day, we went to see fireworks, and pretty much just hung out.
It seems like all the weekends have been ending so fast lately so it was nice to have the whole weekend to be each other.