Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy 4th of July from Maple Ridge

This post is a few weeks late because the day after the 4th, we headed out for a family vacation.

What a difference a year makes!  Now we have our Anna Baby in our 4th of July pics!



 This year was our first time to attend the Maple Ridge neighborhood 4th of July parade.  It was a lot of fun and we had the chance to meet lots of families in our area.

William decorated his rip rider bike and the double stroller for the girls.  He was very specific as to where he wanted the flags and crepe paper.  I helped tape everything down, but William did most of the design work himself.  When the masterpiece was completed, William was more than pleased!

The parade and neighborhood party was at 9:00 am at Owasso Park.  We only live about 3 blocks from the park, so our family walked to the event in our decorated fanfare.  The neighborhood association set up a water slide for the older kids and handed out horns and bells for the little kids. 

There was watermelon, ice cream and a petting zoo as well.  Our kids had a really fun time.  Adeline LOVED the noise and the big fire truck that led the parade.  Anna slept her way through most of it and William was first in line for the bounce house water slide!

After a few hours of celebrating, we walked home.  Adeline and Anna took long naps after being in the heat for awhile.  About 9:30 pm, William and I walked over to the park off 21st street and got a fantastic seat for the fireworks show.

Our 4th of July was a success and so easy since all our activities were within walking distance. 


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