Fourth of July is Rockin!

  • June 19, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell


Fourth of July will be upon us in a couple weeks!  Summer is in full swing and the kids are having a blast being off for the summer.  Pool parties, concerts and graduation parties are marking everyone's calendars making the weekends fly by. One big universal party is coming up - July 4th!  Everyone loves the July 4th holiday with cookouts, parades and of course fireworks.  I've noticed the street side stands going up within the last couple days in our community.  The kids love to stop in and get the sparklers, bottle rockets and fire crakers.  We always decorate the yard with a ton of those small plastic American flags plus one big one that we leave up year around.  The kids get to decorate with the flags any way they want to.  We ususally end up with flags everywhere and so do the neighbors.  My son Caden dresses up as Uncle Sam and waves at the parade as they go by.  Everyone in the parade gets a big kick out of seeing him in his Uncle Sam costume.  Of course the girls don't want to be upstaged, so Sydney wears her Statue of Liberty costume (complete with torch) and Olivia runs around in her red, white and blue cheerleading outfit.  Once the parade is over the family comes over for food and fun.  My husband and brother-in-law let off the most amazing firework display at the end of the night.  If you want to add a little fun to your Fourth of July, dress up in a Patriotic costume from