For the Fourth of July, my mom and I decided we wanted to head downtown for the parade. We also decided that sleeping until a normal time was more important than getting an excellent spot.
We got there about 8:30, right before the parade started at 9:00.
Our spot was just fine. Jackson was pretty happy with it.
The parade was fun to see, but mostly I loved how much Hayley and Jackson loved being there.
We chilled at home for the rest of the day.
Didn't even do or watch any fireworks. Just had a very chill Fourth of July. That was probably good, since for the 24th we were at the cabin and headed into Evanston for the evening. It was crazy! People start doing fireworks before it's even dark, and then there is a real show with music after dark. It got to be a little much even. At 10:30, they were still going strong, but we had kids falling asleep during the fireworks and decided to get them back to the cabin and in bed. We'll see if we're feeling that gung-ho next year!