Since the 4th fell on a Sunday this year we got to celebrate all week-end long, finishing at a neighbor’s pool party on Monday.
We were determined not to spend another Saturday sitting around the house so we looked to find out what was going on around town. The only problem was the non-stop rain we had been receiving all week. The weather led to the cancellation of the church breakfast, so we had to improvise. We found a fourth of July festival in Schertz. You know it’s a great day at the fair when everyone is crying in the mini van!!
We did a few rides, got a snow cone and bought some kettle corn to take home. We thought about getting lunch, but we’d had our fill of Schertz by this point so we went for some wings.
On Sunday we had church, and one of the funnest things for me was listening to Samuel sing along to “America the Beautiful.” Sunday night we went to the mall parking lot to watch the fireworks from Six Flags. Thanks to Dixie and Alex we had a great spot. They got there nice and early, and my boys had their first experience sitting on top of a mini-van! (This required a few phone calls to Doug, who was home with the younger two, two make sure everything was safe!) This was a great show. The only problem was the half an hour it took to get out of the parking lot!
On Monday we made an early morning visit to Mr. Cheese, and then a friend had a pool party in the afternoon. Is it just me, or are those things sometimes more stressful than fun? Watching 4 kids with varying degrees of swim ability is a little scary for me.
All in all, we had a nice holiday week-end. More often than not we’ve been out of the country for the 4th of July, so it was nice to just kick back and relax this year.