Sunday, July 4, 2010

Celebrating the 4th...on the 3rd

I don't know how other cities did it, but this year Peachtree City had all of their 4th of July events on Saturday, the 3rd. This year we did it all and we had a blast! It made for a really long day and a very tired toddler today, but it was worth it. First thing yesterday morning, Mark, Lucy and I (just our little family :) went to the Peachtree City parade. Here's the crowd view....people love the parade :)

Gotta love Peachtree City and the golf carts. It actually wasn't as packed as I imagined it would be. We took Mark's parents' golf cart and just sat on the back while we waited for the parade to start. Here's Lucy getting a little impatient...

Once the parade started, I thought Lucy would get bored about half way through and start whining. Surprisingly, she stood on the edge of the road the ENTIRE time and waived and pointed and picked up candy to put in her bucket. It was the sweetest thing. I can't believe how much she enjoyed it. I think we just picked up a new 4th of July Campbell family tradition.

We got lots of candy, frisbees, necklaces and rings (Lucy's favorite), coupons, and even some sunscreen :) But whoever handed these babies out was a genius...

After the parade, we went back to the Campbell's house for some swimming, lunch, and a LONG nap. After dinner, we went to the golf course for the fireworks. Lucy was very patriotic.

I LOVED where we sat this year. The kids had plenty of room to run around and play while we waited on the fireworks to start, and it wasn't nearly as crowded as the other places we've gone. We had a blast just playing games, chasing kiddos, talking, and maybe even drinking a little wine :)

I love this girl!

And her daddy too :)

James and Lucy having a conversation about whether to play frisbee or football next

The whole crew. We missed you Jim!

Family pic. Check out that cheese smile and creepy eyes.


And just in case you've never witnessed the phenomenon that is the peachtree city fireworks's our set up and the crowd behind us. And remember, this was definitely the LEAST crowded spot I've ever seen.

Happy 4th of July!

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