Ok, I know that this is late, but I was sticking with the whole one post at a time thing. Anyway, I love small town 4th of July, especially where it's cool enough to have a parade! Emma and Riley got to lead out the parade with Thad's cousin Ell and his horse Amish.
Of course, they were all looking away in the first picture. I think Emma's favorite part was throwing candy at people.
Everyone was saying at church that the whole town had signed up to be in the parade and they were wondering who would be left to watch it. Well, the out of towners, of course, US.
Lauren was out fishing during the parade, but made it back in time for lunch, getting soaked in the canal, and of course sparklers.
I was a bit devastated that we didn't go watch "actual" fireworks, but a storm was brewing and the kids didn't seem a bit disappointed, so... Happy Independence Day!