Today we celebrated like we always do with a parade and a fun family and friend picnic!! Lots of fun and the girls had a blast all day! Melody kept saying, “This is the BEST DAY EVER!!” It was pretty funny to hear all day long! She loved Gram Gram’s options of ice cream for dessert this afternoon as we had about 10 – 15 options! I don’t think Melody has seen that much ice cream in one place in a home ..ever! We also let our Painted Lady Butterflies free today at the beginning of the picnic so that they can live out the rest of their adult life, which consists of a whole TWO weeks! I did notice some butterflies mating yesterday and the day before so hopefully they will go lay their eggs and more Painted Lady Butterflies will be born in a few weeks!!
When we came home we started watching all of the 4th of July programs on tv and the girls enjoyed the music and the fireworks! I took the girls outside after it got dark outside to light some sparklers too. (I bought them last year and forgot about them so I saved them for today!)
I also had Peter help me wash three loads of laundry and put away all of our stuff when we got home today so it was a full and joyful day all around. Peter just went up to bed because he needs to get up in about 8 1/2 hours to mow some lawns and I will be getting up to take the kids to the beach on the Farmington River for the afternoon. Because of all of our time at the beach so far this summer I have built up a pretty nice tan so far too! :) I usually just burn and that is it for me all year so I am grateful for a slow building tan this time around.