We spent the Fourth of July at home this year. Our town does it up pretty big with a lot of activities during the day, and a huge fireworks show at night.
Here is Rich in his silly hat. Yes, he wore it most of the day…I think mainly just to make us laugh.
We all got on our bikes and took off for the main park where all the activites were going on. It was our town’s 10 year anniversary, too, so it was extra big this year.
Here is Rich with his mom in the background, riding the 3-wheeler. He tells me this is the only time he and his mom have gone on a bike ride together. Growing up in Bronx, New York, biking wasn’t a popular recreation. Rich and I bike with our kids weekly. I love it. I’m glad we are making that memory with them. Of course, Rich has other memories with his mom and dad that we won’t make with our kids, such as riding the subway to get from place to place, and spending afternoons in Central Park. Rich always talks about his memories of Central Park. I think that’s the only thing he really misses about living in New York. I know he doesn’t miss the snow or the hot, muggy summers!
These guys were hired to perform BMX stunts. They did two shows that day right at our main park. They were fun to watch, especially because Rich and our boys are huge BMX fans.
The show was very exciting to watch. I was so afraid that one of these guys would crash. The youngest was just 16 years old! But no one was hurt. :::::: whew! ::::::
Later, Rich entertained us with his rendition of a BMX show.
My man’s still got it!
Aria in her cute little 4th of July dress!
Later, after we ate Rich’s famous BBQ, we packed everyone up and walked down to get a good seat for the fireworks show.
Me and the kids got cozy waiting for the show to start.
This is me next to Audriana, who is next to her best friend Shannon, and Tony is at the end.
And here we are…watching the fireworks. I told you Rich wore that silly hat all day long. I don’t have any photos of the fireworks because my camera isn’t that good. All I got was darkness. Oh well.
All in all it was a great day. Relaxing, not rushing from here to there or driving a long distance to be somewhere else for the day. I really enjoyed just being home and being with just my family. It was a good time.
And I forgot to mention that Rich was off work on vacation for about 14 days at the beginning of July. It was so nice having him home all that time. We spend some good quality time with the kids, and he and I went on long bike rides together. And, of course, I was very spoiled by the meals he prepared for us. I woke up to eggs, bacon and pancakes in the morning, and my lunches looked something like this on most days:
This is a “taco salad” as he calls it. He always does it up nice, claiming that “presentation is everything.”
I will have to admit that he’s right. When something like this is placed in front of me, I just expect it to be delicious…and it always is!