We finally made it to the 4th of July parade in West Des Moines. It is a whole whopping 4 houses away, so we made the trek. :)
|She was a little apprehensive at first.|
|Lily was enjoying herself. She chose a stick as her weapon.|
|Best picture ever.|
|Then, Emma saw Mickey Mouse and was totally fine!|
|Lily even conducted a band. She did great.|
|We came home and Emma got to run around with 2 of the neighbor kids.|
These are the ones I used to watch. I think they miss each other!
While at the parade, we chatted with our other neighbors and found out they had nothing going on on the 4th also. SO..... we invited them over! Jay made some more amazing smoked chicken. It was great to have them over and get to know them a little more.
|They have 4 boys and one more boy on the way. But, our girls|
LOVED playing with them!
Then we hit up the park on Sunday before Jay had to head back to work on Monday.
|Lily even went down the slide a few times......|
|.....and tried to go back up the slide, many, many times.|
Happy 4th of July everyone!