My niece and nephew just arrived at our house, fresh from "cousin camp" in NYC. All cousins 12 and older were eligible to see the sites with my sister's sister-in-law as their tour guide. They saw Wicked, went to the temple, and visited the Statue of Liberty.
We wouldn't think of being outdone by the Big Apple, so we took them out for New York-style pizza and posed for a picture in front of our local version of Lady Liberty. She is part of a yard display in front of someone's very patriotic house here in our town. I've always wanted to stop and check her out...If only I could get her to come grace our neighborhood 4th of July celebration...hmmm...
For anyone local, our neighborhood 4th of July Parade & Flag ceremony is just two weeks away! Please come with your bikes, wagons, scooters, and/or pets decked out in red, white, and blue, on Monday, July 4th at 10am. Come early if you'd like to decorate your stuff here at our place or just come with a lawn chair and cheer the kids on!
As usual, the parade will be followed by a brief flag ceremony and popsicles. Here are some of my favorite photos from parades past.
Ok, maybe I have too many favorite pictures...I love my neighbors and I love the 4th of July!
If you would like some pointers on hosting your own neighborhood parade, I wrote a post telling you how at Or So She Says.