Happy 4th of July, everyone!
Happy Un-Independence Day, Mom!
We started our day with awesome, hot weather and a wonderful sunrise for our Tai Chi by the river workout – and had the bonus of extra exercise buddies when the Carringtons and Naomi all came over to do that with us today!
That was the quiet before the chaos of the rest of my morning. We had to get the gang fed; I needed to be at the parade staging area at the school in time to get dumped on by some heavy rain and as a thunderstorm rolled through town; and then we had a light rain continue during most of the parade. That wasn’t exactly the best-case I’d hoped for with our last parade with the marching band, but while getting soaked wasn’t much fun; I’m not going to complain because that was it for the rain and we’ve had an awesome day since then! We also had lots of company while getting rained on; so it was a good thing that it was hot and sunny after that so we could all dry out while moving on to the park for the rest of the day.
The busy kept going for me. Michael and I had to take our saxophones home; help with taking loads of food and supplies over to the park; and then we were on kid control to get food and drinks while Mom and Dad were busy getting ready for their ball game. The Roughriders were playing the Cowboys today; which was why I ended up cheering on the same squad with Miranda. We won the cheerleading battle over the Cowboys’ cheer squad, and while I doubt that made a difference; the Roughriders won today too – by a score of sixteen to eleven. I didn’t have time to take a break; and needed to go from that game straight to mine. I’m not going to spend time writing about the game, but we – Emerson’s Erosion – played against the Landslide; we won fairly-easily; and then we all got back to the holiday fun in the park.
After spending all of our afternoon playing or watching baseball, we had to switch to kid control again to get everyone fed when it was time to have dinner; though some of us went for a cool-down swim in the river first. Michael and I had dinner with my family; dessert with his; and then we were on clean-up duty pretty much until the dance started. It was time to play for a while then; we danced a lot; had fun with our friends and families; and then helped out with kid control again when it was time to get settled in good spots for watching the fireworks.
That show was early tonight because it’s a work night for a lot of people, but the fireworks were as awesome as always; and we loved getting to do that with everyone we love the most!
It was back to work again after the fireworks; we helped to pack up our day camp; get kids home; and do all of the work at the other end. Michael and I were two of the teens that went for a moonlight swim after that work was done; and then we had some cuddle and chat time before he went home and I came up to my room. I needed to take a shower; got ready for bed; and ended up doing some family business work before getting around to this report. It’s late, and I’ll need to be up early to help with the work around here that will include seeing most of our visiting adults off and on their way to their respective homes; and then I’ll help out with entertaining the cousins that are staying here until a week from Sunday.
This little blurb of an update doesn’t come close to covering all of the fun we’ve had today, but as always; it’s what I feel that counts most – and this has been one of those remember-forever, really great days!
I’m also exhausted and ready to crash and nap now; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!