Happy Independence Day! It's so fun now that the girls are getting old enough to enjoy some of the fun parts of holidays. We're about a thousand feet higher elevation than Denver, and we don't have a whole lot of neighbors yet, so we figured we'd be able to watch some of the municipalities' firework shows from our back porch. It'll probably be the only year we'll be able to see Denver so well (next year the area will be totally built out.) Besides, I wasn't sure that the kids would be okay with the crowds, the sounds, and being up WAY past their bedtimes, so this seemed like a good option.
The neighborhood had a bicycle parade in the morning. The girls had a blast decorating their bikes. And they looked awfully cute, if I do say so myself.
Some pre-bike ride sibling love. And bickering.
Piper's new wheels. It's a Weehoo- and she LOVES it. It's just like the hook-on bikes, but it's recumbent and has the back for support. We're hoping this will allow us to take longer bike rides as a family (she and Addy can trade off if we need.) She likes to go FAST. But when they're staying still? Not her favorite. (Side note: kind of majorly bummed that I didn't close the garage door. Pardon the mess- we're in the middle of fencing and back yard finishing. Goody.)
Addy's bike. There's no such thing as "too many bows" for this child. The route was a mile long, up and down hills (because remember- we live near the foothills now and there's no such thing as "flat.") Addy rode the WHOLE WAY. We had a few mishaps when she'd get distracted by the other people (HUNDREDS) and forget to brake, but ya know.
Even Cody's bike was decked out. He was less than enthused at the whole thing, but he survived.
By the time the fireworks were starting, the kids were exHAUSTed. We could sneak a peak at some that were starting, but we didn't stay out too long. Maybe next year we can see the REAL ones. But this was a pretty awesome Fourth.