We woke up early and dressed up as Patriotic Pirates for the East Millcreek Parade. My mom does a float every year for the grand kids to ride on. This year, my mom decided not to make a new float...and instead just pulled out the float from last year. It is darling and everyone loves it. We may just be the Patriotic pirates from here on out!
Here are some pictures from this morning:
I ordered these t-shirts for the ladies last year on ebay. I don't know how mine gets tighter and shorter every year. When I complained about it, my brother Rex told me it wasn't the t-shirt that was changing...
After the parade, Ashley and Tyler and their kids went to Kneaders with me for breakfast. Everyone else pooped out and went home. Their loss. The food was to die for as usual. Ashley and Tyler were raving about it.
Then we all headed to the pool for the afternoon. It was so fun to see all the little cousins playing in the pool together:
Even my dad came. Buster loves to feel his beard scruff:
My brothers love to do tricks on the diving boards. Here is my brother Cam doing a back flip. I asked Rex if he had ever seen whales fly:
We came home for a couple hours then headed back up to my mom's for dinner. My dad lovingly preparing the KFC:
My mom's candy jars were decked out in Fourth of July colors. I don't know how she finds the energy:
Cousins often end up in the same outfits because Grandma buys them the same clothes:
The kids spent 90% of the evening in Grandma's river:
Rex didn't buy any fireworks to do this Fourth of July and I'm sad to say, I kind of missed his white trash show. But we got to sit on my parents driveway and watch fireworks from around the valley (I love this picture. I stole it from my bro-in-law Tyler's facebook page:
Happy Fourth everyone!