Many years ago when Parker was just a newborn we went to Vernon Worthen park for the 4th of July, this would be 9 years ago. On this particular day it was very hot, so hot! I just remember being so miserable I couldn't enjoy anything. Since this day we have always been very hesitate to attend the 4th of July festivities and always just do our own thing at a much later time.
This is Kristen's first summer here with us (since she used to travel with Fernando every summer for his work), and she mentioned Vernon Worthen park. Um, sure! I didn't want to be a party pooper because I hate this heat, and it has been cloudy.
It ended up not being too horrible. It was cloudy but SUPER muggy. They had a lot of fun activities for the kids. Brooklyn had a blast, but after only a couple hours we were done and ready for a nap.
|It was so cute, Penelope and Brookie were facing each other the whole time. And Brookie wasn't afraid of the swing!|
After we went home and rested a little we all got together at Fernando's office. Kristen had the idea of having a BBQ and watching fireworks from his office. He has a balcony and it's only a couple blocks from the Dixie Bowl.
Ashley made these cute flag shirts for the girls.
I tried to get a fun picture of everyone, but of course we had to have the goofy/silly ones that couldn't take a normal picture. Here's my family for what they are.
Lastly we ended the night with sparklers. We headed home around 11pm, we where exhausted!