Saturday, July 5, 2008

I am Glad to Be an American!!!

We had an awsome 4th of July this year. Starting with when we first woke up, one of our neighbors went around to all the houses and tied red white and balloons all around. IT was fun to wake up to. We had fun with the neighbors all day. We had a picnic around dinner time. My neighborhood goes all out. We had our annual fish fry. One of our neighbors goes out on his boat and catches crab for everyone. We also have Salmon, shrimp, clams, ect. They boil it in a big pot with some corn on the cob and potatoes them dump it out on a big table for all to eat. It is pretty cool. The kids did there balloon parade. Where they march around the neighborhood with over 200balloons, to the song " I am glad to be an American". Tommy got to be the leader this year and hold the flag. He was pretty proud and took it very seriously. Then we cleaned up and started the firework show. All the neighbors contribute to the firework show. This year we had over 2 hours worth of fireworks. We had a lot of fun.

As I watched my kids run around, so carefree and play with there friends it made me so greatful for the Country we live in. I am so thankful for all the soldiers who gave there lives so we could enjoy freedom and this wonderful country.





7 comments:

Mark and Jennifer said...

I loved this. I am so impressed with your neighborhood and think they should get the "Most Patriotic Neighborhood" award. The slide show was so sweet!

Amy and Kelly said...

Thanks for the slide show. This year it was only KElly and I and we were sooooo.....boring. We even slept thru the pancake breakfast at our park. Leslie is in Washington having a blast on Anderson Island with friends. Glad you had a wonderful 4th. Reminds me of when my family was little and it was such a big deal. Good times!

The Stringham 4 said...

What a blast! We wanted to come, and were planning on it, but with Brian being sick, we didn't feel it would be right to expose everyone to his germs! Glad you had a great time, we had fun, but will definitely be at your place next year!! :)

The Kidds said...

fun times!
it looks like your neighborhood knows how to put on a great party!
love all the fun pictures...
sounds like a perfect day!

TheDillon6 said...

so clearly this is why you duck out on OUR festivities every year! ;) What a FUN, FUN, FUN day!!

nea and rusty said...

what a fun way to celebrate. great to have a neighborhood that unifies that way!

Jaime said...

Looks like so much fun. Loved the slide show.