We celebrated our fourth of July last night in our little hometown. At our local fairgrounds their was a carnival set up along with free entertainment and fireworks. What we didn't anticipate for was the crowds, it was A LOT more crowded than we ever thought that it would be. So crowded that it raveled my nerves a little bit. Super crowded environments make me place my 4 year old in a baby carrier and carry her around, but I suppose that she's too old to do that...
Seeing that she is now tall enough to ride the swings by herself....she was so excited!! She has been patiently wanting to ride the swings at every amusement park that we have been to, but now she is tall enough!
And she's also tall enough to ride the miniature pirate ship! I know that she doesn't look that excited, but I promise that she was!
Right before the fireworks we met up with sweet Meli from my Sunday School class, Meli was really excited to ride the caterpillar with Addison!
And at last, we craned our necks to see the beautiful fireworks. Addison was a little scared at first, but calmed down after she saw the beautiful colors.
It donned on me the other day that my child has not ever had a s'more! So, I decided that we needed to change that. Then it occurred to me that we do not have a fire pit and we don't ever go camping.
Dad to the rescue!!
He suggested that we use our char coal grill, and it worked!!
Addie on the other hand, only liked placing the marshmellow into the fire and allowing it to ignite, causing her mother to have a heart attack and to run over at the speed of lightning to extinguish the charred marshmellow. And of course, the same thing happened when I snapped this picture.
Oh and please excuse hubs' ridiculous outfit, we had just returned from the track ( we'll save that for another post) and please also excuse our Virgina Tech chairs, we are truly Clemson fans, but I bought those on sale last year at K-Mart and hubs is really really embarrassed to sit in them!
We are having a great summer so far!! For Christmas, my parents gave all 3 of us season passes to Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country, and I'm a little embarrassed to say that we've went almost every weekend. Hubs' work schedule was re - arranged so that he only works until 11 or 12 on Friday's so, a lot of times we pack up and get out of town by 12:30 on Friday afternoons, returning later that evening from an afternoon of swimming and fun!
I just have to say that I am loving Addison being 4! She is so brave at Splash Country, she is now tall enough to go down the big slides and she loves every one of them! On some of the slides all 3 of us can race down ( don't tell her that we let her win)!
Another great thing about the park is the larger pool that we relax in after we are so hot from standing in lines all day long!
And by the way, Addison is a swimming pro! We enrolled her in swimming lessons this summer. Each Monday evening we grace our local fitness center for a 30 minute lesson and we have seen such an improvement!
Hope everyone else is having a great summer as well!