well, we did it! we ventured out for our regular 4th of July festivities with Emily in tow. this was the 6th year that we've participated in this event... what started as someone else's tradition we've adopted as well. and we love it. it's become jason's favorite holiday! We weren't even late for breakfast, we made it by about 7:30 at the park. It was a beautiful day, which are few and far between for the 4th. It's usually one extreme or another; miserably hot or chilly and rainy. This year was neither. It was perfect.
so, yeah, breakfast at the park, followed by parade til about lunch time. then rest at home and playing outside in water, sprinklers or slip and slide, and then back to the park at dinnertime. huge game of wiffleball followed by smores and then fireworks. Jason and I drove separate though, so that Emily and I could leave prior to the fireworks. I didn't figure she'd mind missing them this year, and we were able to get home for that last feeding and then get to bed early.
anyways, enough talk, here's a few shots from the days' fun.