We had a busy 4th of July weekend! Chuck’s parents came up to spend the holiday weekend with us. We had a great time with them. We started Independence day with bagels from St. Louis Bread Co (the best bagels EVER)… thanks to Chuck & Charles for running out to get those! We headed to O’Fallon for a parade. It was a really long parade (almost 2 hours) but it was a lot of fun. It was Trip & Quinn’s first parade!! They had a blast watching all of the floats & people go by & especially LOVED when candy was tossed their way! We ended up with a lot of candy, 3 large flags, coupons, etc. A great time was had by all.
After lunch & naps, they boys put on swimsuits & played in their new “Water Park” that Mimi & Pawpaw brought for them. They both had a really fun time splashing around, running & jumping, sliding, etc. in the water.
After dinner, we ended up in downtown St. Charles for the fireworks show. It was WAY past Trip & Quinn’s bedtime, but they did really well overall. After waiting in line for a LONG time, we finally ended up getting the Funnel Cakes I was salivating over and they were YUMMY! Trip wasn’t so sure at first, but after the first warm bite, he was hooked!! Quinn was terrified of the fireworks (we were fairly close to where they were being set off). He wore ear muff hearing protection to protect his sensitive ears, but he still cried on & off throughout the firework display. Not sure if it was the noise, the fear of them “getting him” or just being up 3 hours past bedtime! The rest of us had fun, though!
On the 6th of July, we went to a Freedom Fest put on by a Christian organization. It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but we did enjoy seeing the tethered hot air balloon. We watched them set it up from start to finish. I wanted to go for a quick ride (only about 30 feet off the ground), but we decided the line was too long & were ready to leave. Hope all of you had a fantastic 4th of July, too! May God continue to bless America!
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