Jul 042017
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Happy 4th of July!  Hope your Independence Day was as fun-filled as ours.

Celebrating the 4th of July at the Houlton Maine Parade

Started off the morning attending a local parade.  I hadn’t been to a small-town parade in over a decade, so it was definitely fun to check this one out.  Bubbles hadn’t been to a parade like this before, either, and she was very excited to see what it was all about.

The parade participants waved, tossed candy, and handed out flags, watermelon slices, and bottled water.  Bubbles was handed two different flags during the duration of the parade, and she proudly waved them as the groups went by.

Anxiously waiting for the parade to start. Can you see them yet?

There were firetrucks, military vehicles, go-carts, bands, local businesses, and much more to see.  The go-carts and man on the triple-wheel unicycle were definitely some of our favorites.

Triple-wheel unicycle!

Pretty horses all fancied up for the 4th of July Parade

Later that night, we regrouped at my parents’ house for a campfire and s’mores.  I brought some of the s’mores-shaped marshmallows and was surprised that no one was familiar with them.  They’re definitely on everyone’s shopping list now, though!

Abby toasting marshmallows for S'mores

My brother Sam, sister-in-law Abby, and nephew Jayce were there too.  The kids entertained themselves more with running around and playing, with only a quick pit-stop for sparklers at dusk.

Campfire time

Talking on the phone is his new favorite trick. It's for your Da-Da!

Convinced her to sit down for an entire 60 seconds

It was so nice to be back in Maine, enjoying the cooler weather and clear skies.  We’re looking forward to many more nights like this over the summer.

How did you celebrate the 4th?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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