For the last several days we have been talking with the kids about our plans for the Fourth of July. Luke keeps saying "Happy Birthday America" and each day wanting to know if it is the day of the big party. Unfortunately, when this morning rolled around, none of us were quite in the mood to party. Luke was sick last night and between him, Tim and me, we didn't get a combined 8 hours of sleep. We had to wake both kids up early to leave for the festivities and we wondered if we should just bag it and stay home. But, I was determined to celebrate America's birthday so we packed up and headed to the parade.
|This is the best picture I could get of Luke before the parade,|
Clearly, he wasn't feeling well.
After the parade we walked back to our cars to make a plan for the rest of the day. In typical Broadbent fashion, we stood there and talked for a very long time before finally moving on to lunch. And lunch.....is there anything more patriotic than Chuckarama? Maybe, but they were featuring red white and blue slurpees, and cookies so it seemed unamerican not to go.
|Grandpa's new toys, marshmallow shooters.|
Once we got home from the movie, the kids crashed and slept so late that we ended up not going anywhere to see any fireworks. Luke did wake up to watch some off of our deck - our neighborhood certainly loves the fireworks. Ruby didn't completely miss out, we have been practicing with our own sparklers