Article by Wendy McCance
I hope you had a fun-filled fourth of July. In our family, it never really feels like summer until we celebrate the Fourth of July. There is something about this particular holiday that screams summer.
For our family, the Fourth of July is a day that starts with our local parade. The kids line the streets, waiting for candy to be thrown in their direction as the floats go by. Even though my kids are older now, the parade is still a lot of fun to attend.
We fill a picnic basket with all of the essentials, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, watermelon, potato salad, chocolate chip cookies and potato chips. It’s the perfect summer feast.
Then later in the day, we meet up with family and friends to eat and socialize while the kids go swimming or play in the sprinklers (if there are little kids in the group).
By the time we go to the fireworks, everyone is pretty beat from all of the activity from the day. We walk a few blocks over to the local golf course, set up our chairs and blankets and settle in for a great show. The fireworks never disappoint and create a perfect ending to that ideal summer day.
On the way home, the kids start to nod off. The sign that our Fourth of July was a truly memorable day.
Once home, we unpack the car and drag ourselves into the house ready to go to sleep. The day was that perfect summer day. The kind of day that represents what summer is all about.
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