Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday, America!

We had such a great day on Independence Day. We went to Colonial Williamsburg and it was fantastic. We had a picnic at the Governor's Palace. They provided a boxed lunch style picnic and commemorative blanket. We found a place on the palace grounds and enjoyed a feast of chilled fried chicken, turkey and cheese wraps, ham sandwich on focaccia bread, cole slaw, potato salad, giant cookie, and red, white, and blue cupcakes. Like I said, a feast. While we ate, there were period costumed characters that put on a show with traditional dance, jokes, and magic tricks. We were a little too far away to hear what was going on, but William had a good time running around on the lawn. When it started to get dark, we went to claim our spot for the fireworks viewing. We ran into the Livesays and the Satterfields and joined their party. Then there was a fife and drum parade and mini concert. Then it was time for the main event. I was a little worried that William would be afraid of the loud noises from the fireworks but he loved it. He was willing to sit and wait for the next fireworks show. Poor guy, he still thinks that fireworks happen every night. I'm so glad that we got to do something memorable as a family this Independence day.

3 comments:

Emily said...

That is SO cool. I wish we'd gotten a chance to do that while we were there. You are looking great by the way.

Dial Family said...

What a fun and memorable Independence Day!! I love it over there, it is so pretty and I esp love all the historic sites there are, (btw; your looking amazing! I bet your feeling great too!!)... Also, LOVE your bedroom!! Sean, great job on the closet!! Isn't it great to have a handyman around the house?

The Fry Family said...

What a patriotic family you are! Love the flag shirts! You look so good by the way! Congrats!