I know I’m a little late with this post but better late than never. Before the baby came along, we spent the Fourth of July watching baseball, eating hot dogs, and watching fireworks. It’s what we’ve done ever since we moved to Durham, and I love it. Baseball is my favorite, hot dogs are delicious, and fireworks are fun! It’s a win-win.
Sebastian is too young for fireworks so we’ve had to improvise. Luckily, Durham comes through with a Child’s Independence Day parade where they partner with the Scrap Exchange so that kids and their parents can decorate strollers, bikes, scooters, etc. and then they parade through the pavilion. It’s a really good time. We tried to go last year when Sebastian was three months old, but we didn’t make it in time.
This year we DID make it and we decorated the stroller — but Sebastian tore off some of the beautiful bead work we did before we could take pictures — and we strolled around the pavilion with the other kids. Afterward, there was a firetruck that the kids could walk through. Again, Sebastian was too young to appreciate the truck so we skipped that part, but we had plenty of fun with the parade.
Love birds 🙂
I love this area so much. There’s a little bit for everybody. When we were childless, there was plenty of stuff to do. Nowadays we find we’re still doing much of the same things even with a kid in tow. It’s great.
Here’s my red, white, and blue!
Afterward, we headed to Bull City Ciderworks for some delicious hard cider. We did it last year, too. I think it might become a tradition. I mean, check out this delicious concoction. It’s a Sweet Carolina hard cider (hard cider infused with local honey) with a blueberry lemonade Popsicle dunked in it. It’s equally pretty and delicious!
We finally made it home, just in time for a downpour. Luckily it didn’t last long and we were able to grill some hot dogs and light some sparklers. Sebastian was not at all afraid of the sparklers, and I’m not really surprised. He’s pretty adventurous and brave. He kept trying to grab it and stick it in his face. Sheesh!
Overall, it was a great day. Kind of a bummer it was on a Wednesday so we could follow up with a day (or two) of rest, but I’ll take it. I hope you all had a wonderful independence day holiday.