On July 4th, we celebrated our country's independence at the Gilbert Peach Festival. Adam had attended the Peach Festival back in 2008 and wrote an article about the festival. He's been wanting us to check it out together ever since.
We arrived in time to watch the parade, which was wonderful except there was no shade and it was blazing hot.
Look at Miss Lucy standing all by herself!
The girls took turns in the stroller and enjoyed waving the American flags someone had passed out.
After the parade, the festival moved mostly to nearby community park that was very shaded and quite comfortable. There we enjoyed all things peach: peach tea, peach slush, peach cobbler, and peach ice cream.
Then we headed over to the rides. We only did the swings and the moon bounce - that was plenty.
After naps, we headed to the Village at Sandhills to watch the fireworks with friends. Please notice Caroline's silver and hot pink bracelet in the picture below. Adam let her buy it at one of the vendor stands at the Peach Festival ($2). She picked it out because she thought it was so pretty and she wore it for the next several days. I can't stand it - I think it is hideous.
Ring around the rosy - sweet girls.
Daddy and his princesses
A happy moment watching the fireworks. Caroline didn't hate the fireworks, but she told us several times that she didn't like them. No tears, though. And Lucy pointed for the first time that night - pointing at the fireworks. I wish I had a picture of that.
And the girls were tuckered out when we got home that night! Man, it was hard staying out that late and going to work the next day.