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Celebrating Independence Day

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrating Independence Day

There's nothing like family summer fun on the 4th of July!  Even though mother nature threatened to rain on our parade, it turned out to be a picture perfect day.  Temperatures soared into the 90s across portions of New York, but we lucked out with highs in the 80s in our hood.  A nice cool breeze and warm sunshine meant we didn't have extreme conditions to have to contend with like most folks did in the city.  To celebrate Independence Day, we took Princess to her first parade!

She smiled with glee when we got there, but took a more serious approach when the parade got underway.  She really didn't know what the heck was going on.  So I had to give her a little lesson, as did grandma.  "It's America's birthday," I said.




One of the things she learned was the progression of fire fighting.  She found out from grandma that before there were fire trucks, there were horses and wagons used to assist in putting out fires back in the day.



She later had fun hangin' with grandma and blowing bubbles with cousin Katherine.


And what would July 4th be without a BBQ? Fun!!!  As it turned out, our grill was out of service.  But, I managed to whip up a tasty meal which our picky eater Princess tore up!

How did you celebrate the holiday?

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8 Comments:

At July 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Quiana said...

I love how serious Princess looks in the last pic! Old fashioned parades are always the best. We saw the fireworks Jersey-side for the first time. Nia held up well! I think it helped that we were so far away that she couldn't be scared by the loud booming. Glad you guys had a nice 4th! (P.S. can't believe BlogHer is just around the corner - can't wait to meet you IRL!)

 
At July 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM , Blogger Kimmygurl said...

OMG Stacy is that Katherine for real!?!?! I feel so old now :-/ I still have a pic of her and Cam from your wedding and she was a little girl. Good grief where has the time gone??

 
At July 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Nia stayed up for fireworks?? Princess was out by like 9.lol Hoping to catch it next year. Me too! Can't wait!

 
At July 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Yup! That's Katherine and she's still as sweet as ever. Time flies! We're getting old but we still look damn good. lol

 
At July 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Amarie said...

We hung out in my sister-in-law's backyard, by the pool, and enjoyed bbq & fireworks! It was VERY hot.

 
At July 6, 2012 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Tara Denny said...

She looks like she was having fun. What and adorable little shirt!

 
At July 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Faith said...

Looks like a fun day. You def had perfect weather!

She is such a little cutie.

 
At July 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Pegster said...

Awww, beautiful pics. Happy 4th of July to you guys. I just love princess' outfit

 

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