Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our little fire crackers

Did you know we celebrate the Fourth of July in August now? It's the double dip recession. Well, that is my excuse for being over a month late with this post. 
We spent the morning of the fourth in the nearby town of Ojai. We heard about their parade and thought we would check it out. Alex has never experienced a fourth of July parade. This one was said to be like an old small town affair, it didn't disappoint. 
We got there about 30 minutes early to get a spot. Some people leave their chairs on the parade route for days in advance. We are not that hard core I guess. We only brought one chair as well which left one of us making do with the stroller. We will be old pros by next year.
Our first little fire cracker all decked out. 
Nothing like proudly displaying your red white and blue gear! 

I offered to buy Alex this for his commuter car. I don't think it is too over the top, do you?
Lot's of native American tribes doing traditional dances, beautiful.
It's not the fourth without the hare krishna's is it? A real peaceful happy group. I don't think I am going to join though. 
We spent the afternoon at Eric and Rach's house having a BBQ and watching the local fireworks. It was a great show and we just walked over a couple of blocks. Lily got to stay up for her first show.
I'm not sure Lily had any clue what was going on. She liked the neighborhood guys lighting their illegal fireworks. Uncle E even had some. I think she like the "snake poop" ones best. She wasn't even afraid to do a sparkler. 

1 comment:

  1. oh yeah, nothing says fourth of july like bald, crazy people begging for money. it is the american way. love the festive clothes that you are all wearing , even our new American Alex.