The kids helped me make the pretzel rod sparklers and were justly rewarded for their hard work!
On Friday afternoon, I decided to email the neighborhood and see if anyone wanted to join a bike parade on Saturday morning- and then I worried that I waited too late and it would only be the Zellner kids. Thankfully the Kennedys were available to come ( we have 4 and they have 4, so 8 kids is already a parade, right?) Happily, other children showed up too!
A neighbor even made bell necklaces for the children.
We decorated wagons, Barbie jeeps, Dora bikes, and scooters.
I ended up meeting three new families- One is new to the neighborhood and the wife’s father was visiting from Turkey. They came so that he could see what it looked like to celebrate the 4th of July in America….Yikes! That is pressure 🙂
Later that afternoon we headed to a church picnic. We go every year to Jim and Juanita Service’s house. They host our whole church. The adults grill out and talk, while the children play all over. We are so thankful for all the helpers in our life who keep up with the Zellner children!
This year we added sparklers, poppers and mini fireworks to the fun. And Rich took children on 4 wheeler rides in the wagon.
Eric fueled his 4 wheeler desires by taking a couple of turns as well.
Cord thought he was cutting the grass while he sat with his daddy.
Happy 4th to everyone- How grateful I am to be living in this country!