Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

We were lucky enough to spend the Fourth of July in Newport again. One of my favorite holidays and celebrations of all year - mostly just to get the kids all dressed up and to see fireworks! 

First stop - the Bristol parade - the oldest 4th of July celebration in the country!

With much fanfare, that included a visit from Mickey and Minnie (clearly the highlight for Sophia) the parade was a huge success. 
It was a hot one, which, in Rhode Island, means only one thing: 
Ice Cold Dell's Lemonade!

Sophia insisted on wearing her finery the next day too - 

For the first time, Sophia was able to stay awake and watch the fireworks over Newport harbor. She was a little scared of the loud noises originally, but the wind blew the sound in the other directions so she was able to enjoy! I even taught her "Oooo, Ahhhh" the traditional 4th of July refrain. :) 

Next year, Theo will get to enjoy the evening spectacle too!

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