Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Proud To Be An American!

Happy Belated 4th of July everyone!!!

We celebrated the day by heading to our city center where they were putting on several events. It was incredibly HOT, but other than that we had a fantastic time.

Here we are on the hayride:

 The barrel train:

 Audra got to ride a donkey:

 Barrel train take 2 (we were surprised that Claire would actually stay seated, so we took advantage. There were bouncy houses as well, but both times we put Claire in she started screaming and had to immediately be taken out, so that was a waste of 2 bucks- oh, well):

 And what would the 4th of July be without a Mediterranean dinner? Yes, we should have had a BBQ, but we got lazy. Being lazy might be even more American than a BBQ, right?
 Unfortunately, we didn't stay for the fireworks. I wanted to give it a shot and see how the girls did, but Ben didn't want to risk the tired tantrums. We haven't seen a fireworks show since 2006, so maybe next year will be our year.


  1. Fun! We wimped out on fireworks too for the same reason and I'm also crossing my fingers for next 4th of July.