Country Kids: 4th of July

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This weeks Country Kids had to be about the 4th of July!

We decided to support our local community event and headed to the Common. Presided over by Uncle Sam, it was a lovely event, with games, slush, bouncy castles and a stunt bike display.

The morning started with a parade of decorated bikes, trikes, scooters, strollers, trailers… In fact anything with wheels :) Kids (and parents) had got out the red, white and blue streamers, tinsel, ribbon and tassels.

Faces were painted. Holiday hats and glasses were worn. Flags were waved.

After watching the very excited kids doing their lap of the park we headed for slush in the hope of cooling down a little! The slushies were a huge hit, with all three!

The parachute was being well used and the queue for slush snaked through the park! But, it was time to head to the bouncy castle – the 4yo loved every minute of it!

We made sure that we got seats, in the shade, nice and early for stunt bike display. The boys and hubby were looking forward to this! The 7yo managed to volunteer during it – taking part in a demonstration. The wee girl kept trying to join in too!

The stunts were fun and the boys certainly enjoyed it – there were lots of wows and awesomes from the the 4yo :)

The wee girl started to get a bit tetchy, so I took her for a walk, leaving the boys (all three of them…) watching the show. I finished a lap of the park just in time to find that it was hubby’s turn to volunteer (can’t leave him alone for a minute!).

We had a lovely morning – I really enjoy going to these small, enthusiastically happy local events. This is the smallest place I’ve lived, I’m used to being in a city, and I’ve been surprised by how much I love the feeling of a smaller community. That coupled with a much greater emphasis on events being outdoors (and the weather cooperating!) is making for a very different lifestyle – one that we are all enjoying very much.

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20 thoughts on “Country Kids: 4th of July”

  1. Aw I love it Sara, it looks like so much fun. I would love to be in the States for 4th July. I adore the pictures of your wee girlie, the expressions on her face eating her slushie are fabulous. Your hubby was a bit brave lying there, I wouldn’t do that ha :)

    1. He is a bit mad – I wouldn’t have done it either, and I suspect he wouldn’t have if I’d been there to say, are you mad?! It was good fun, and lovely to see how the US celebrates. If the kids were a bit older we’d have taken them to the fireworks too. Maybe next year :)

  2. Oh my goodness what a massive celebration that was. I love the community feel to it, it is lovely when a nation pulls together for an event. Some super pictures there and one very brave husband! Thank you for sharing it all over on Country Kids.

  3. What a fun day, your children are gorgeous! I love your photos, they really feel ‘American’ – it’s amazing how different and yet how similar things are over there :-) I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog (I’m a Kiwi living in the UK). x

    1. Thank you! Your are absolutely right about the ‘similar but different’ thing – there is nothing big, just lots of little things, some more frustrating than others :) Thanks for stopping by xx

  4. That sounds like great fun! Must be slightly weird celebrating something we don’t celebrate in Britain, but looks like you all threw yourselves right into it!

    1. It is, but when in Rome…! Seriously, it is a little odd, but the boys friends will ask what they did, so we have to embrace the holidays to make sure that they don’t feel left out of the celebrations. And, they do know how to celebrate here, always a lot of fun :)

  5. What a happy 4th of July! Love the pics of them eating the slushies. We LOVE parachute games here! That bike display was pretty awesome and you have some very brave or crazy boys there indeed :)

  6. I would love to be able to celebrate like this. I feel it is what England lacks. I think it sounds like a fantastic place to bring up your children. I glad you all really enjoyed the day x

  7. its wonderful that you are settling in and enjoying your new life over there – it must be so different to where you once lived.it looks like you all enjoyed an ‘awesome’ July 4th and it looks like a great party atmosphere. xx

  8. BakedPotatoMummy

    Wow! What a fab celebration. I love how much enthusiasm gets thrown into 4th July in the states. It looks like you all had a great time!

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