Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 6th of July!

Is this summer flying by or what?!? I still have that mountain of laundry to tackle...every time that I begin to get a handle on it, I check again and the pile is back!

Jim had to work the 4th this year...too bad for him...good for the paycheck (love Holiday pay!)

The boys and I made the trek back to the old stompin' grounds for Winnebago's 4th of July parade.

We got there around 9:15 and it was already stupid hot! The parade started at 10 and the boys were pretty crabby....had to bribe them with jumping in Grandma's pool immediately after the parade!

Maybe next year I'll be smart enough to bring hats and sunglasses for them (at least I grabbed their water bottles!)

Has anyone else noticed a change in parades? Not everyone stood for the passing of all of the color guards and soldiers....what's up with that?!? Growing up that would get you a swift smack to the back of the head! As kids, we had strict rules Never to go into the street for candy....anything on the grass was fair game, but street candy was completely forbidden. You have no idea how many kids (and parents) in our section would run out in front of on coming floats to grab that last piece of candy. I don't know about you, but a tootsie roll is not something I'm willing to get smashed by a combine tire for!!! We used to make it early to all of the parades to get the prime seating. Not any more...nope...you can come as late as you want and then squeeze your tiny butt with short shorts and high heels right up front...and don't forget to practically go all Mardi Gras for a little bit more candy (major eye rolling as I type this...Corey's new thing is Let the angry Go, but man, this woman was lucky I didn't toss my flip flop at her!)

After the first swim and a quick lunch, my mom and dad set up a pinata...yeah...that's my mom for you...not like they got enough candy at a parade! But the kids did have fun and they beat the heck out of that rocket forever!

Here's a little pre fireworks hotdoging:

Ahhhh...our last little tradition is to head up to the high school for the local fireworks...of course you have to get a funnel cake or 2...or 3 (yeah, that was a smidge much Crystal!)

Hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July! Enjoy your short work week :0)


Michelle said...

You have a great week too! Your weekend looked like fun!

gottaluvboyz said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! LOL about the pinata after a parade. That is 100% something my mom would do! Enjoy the rest of your week:)

Lori said...

The last couple of parades I've been to, I noticed people not standing when the flag passed. What is up with that???

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You need to hit the parades in Little Chute, WI. Everyone stands for the flag and no one goes too nuts trying to grab candy in the street!

Daisy said...

I feel lucky. Our local parades do not throw candy, and passing out leaflets, etc., along the route is not allowed, either. In my immediate neighborhood (the Memorial Day parade passes at the end of my block) everyone stands for the color guards and applauds the veterans. I know this is unusual; I'm so glad to see this kind of respect still exists, even in small pockets of the U.S.