as i mentioned before, the 4th of july is a big-time celebration here in huntington beach, complete with a huge parade, all day parties, and fireworks shot off the end of the pier at night. everyone is crowded downtown and in high spirits. usually we attend the parade with a group of friends (staking out our spot the night before), then have a get-together back at our place. this year we kicked it up with pants running the pre-parade 5k stroller run (with sharkey in the jogger stroller), and sky and i walking in the parade with our mom’s club. afterwards, we had our annual party, with friends and neighbors over for lots of eating and swimming. And merry-making!
sky’s wagon-seat breakfast: eggs and toast brought from home.
we even had a group of dads walk with us, too, which was great (and not just cuz they could carry the sign and help pull the wagons!).
after the parade, it was back to our place for party time! aaand…here is a totally gratuitous picture of my front porch roses:
and of all our yummy friends.
sharkey is a little obsessed with ‘swinging’ lately.
(note the cute orange bag pants is holding. he’s so stylish!)
we had a great time yesterday. but now i’m exhausted. off to recuperate by eating left-over dessert for breakfast!