The Perfect Patriotic Evening

For the second year in a row, we celebrated the Fourth of July with a community celebration, which included entertainment, music, food, and fireworks.

The first thing on the agenda once we arrived last night was face painting; the kids had waited in line last year for quite awhile, so they wanted to get that out of the way.

After face painting, there was a clown and balloon animals, food (the kids remembered the macaroni and cheese from last year, and the fried chicken was killer, which is really saying something because I’m not a fried chicken fan), music, and then the fireworks.

The grown-ups enjoyed just relaxing and watching the kids run around. The crowds were just right, the weather was pleasant (except for a few smoky skies from the fires that we’ve been experiencing—a huge thanks to firefighters!), and the fireworks were the perfect ending to the evening.

Pretty sure we’ve got a new family tradition. As we left, Sage remarked, “Why would we ever do anything else? Everything about the whole event is pretty much perfect.” And I think we all agree!

Happy birthday, America!