Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fourth of July

I was surprised to find out (that morning) that there IS actually a 4th of July Parade here. I was so happy because I thought J would relaly enjoy it! Grandpa and Grandma H had a bit of free time in the morning so they went with J and I. Daddy was busy working on an IRS 990 form before leaving for school/conferences/and mariachi tour.

J got a good view of the action from Grandpa's shoulders.

He wasn't too sure about Uncle Sam but was a good sport anyway.

The cars were the best part of the parade - those - and the MONSTER trucks!
Luz helped mommy shampoo the carpet in the afternoon and joing us for dinner and fireworks.
(note to all other moms & dads - apparently there is a possible but unproven link between carpet shampooing and a serious and often fatal disease in children under 5 called Kawasaki disease. We found out about this AFTER shampooing 3 rooms so, we decided to err on the side of caution. We spent the night at G&G H's house and redid the floors 4 times with a water rinse the next day just in case. That made for LOTS of work and REALLY sore muscles but....REALLY clean floors!)

J, all ready to watch the fireworks - through his eyelids.

But, when the booming started we got him to wake up and he was enthralled. He was even pointing and signed MORE every time there was a pause.

All in all.....a little too much work took place to really feel like a holiday but we were able to celebrate our nation's independence and have some fun along with all the work! Now I just have to figure out when to get the floors in the OTHER two rooms done!

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