Thursday, July 4, 2019

America's Birthday

Fourth of July is always one of our favorites---it's one extra day that we get to spend as a family and we try and pack it full. This year we were going to WALK in the Lenexa parade in support for our friend, Chris Poss, who is running for Lenexa City Council. The boys had their scooters all decorated, thanks Emily, and their helmets on. We had the wagon packed with candy, t-shirts on and as we pulled up to park and head to our meeting spot, the parade was canceled. Darn rain was literally raining on our parade. But, a nice young lady snapped this picture for us anyhow. 

Since the parade was canceled we headed home to eat lunch, rest up and then left a few hours earlier than normal for the Walshes. The Walshes were hosting their annual Fourth of July Extravaganza and every year the boys get more and more into fireworks & this year was no exception. Especially for Kaden--he was all about it, even the rain wasn't stopping him.

And the firework spectacular at the end of the night was next to none. I thought it would be hard to top what Jake did last year but he did it. And he did it with all the fireworks that you see here!

The 4th of July was full of friends, who are more like family, food and lots of fun. 
Happy Birthday, America!

May we learn to love more, accept more and seek to understand our differences more. May we always lead with kindness and put others needs before our own.

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