Friday morning found us gathering at Paul’s aunt’s cabin to ready ourselves for the Independance Day parade. A fine mist dripped around us as we donned our t-shirts and the few instruments there were (Paul and I weren’t playing – just chasing kids) warmed up. We were the “Flip-Flop Band” and were marching in the parade. The kids were excited as they were each handed a pair of flip-flops for a slapping together. In no time at all we had walked to the gathering point near the hotel.
Here is the whole big group – most are family
And our little bunch
Jacob snuck his Susie dog out to march in the parade
James teething on a flip-flop – no worries, they are clean 🙂
Somehow Emily kept avoiding the camera – which is why i have no close-up of her.
Then we got moving –
After the parade there was a flag raising ceremony and patriotic sing along
In the evening we gathered around a bonfire on the beach to watch the fireworks as they lit up the sky – my arms were full of kid so I didn’t get any firework photos – but they were very beautiful.