The next morning was the 4th of July. We woke up and had a leisurely breakfast (Leone makes the best whole wheat cinnamon waffles) and the boys played in the backyard for a long time. My poor kids were plain thirsty for time outside because I did too - the Pacific Northwest is some of the most beautiful country in the world! I'm glad they enjoyed it so much. Beck and William were in heaven playing together. It was really sweet to watch. After we all got ready, we decided to head to Issaquah for their town parade. It was over by the time we got there so we met Leone's sister and her husband and took a beautiful walk, picking blueberries along the way, to get some pizza. I've decided that any place where I can pick blueberries on the side of the road is the place for me.
Margot and Fritz needed naps after lunch so Leone and I took them home while David and Stephen took the boys to the Issaquah fair. I asked David to take a ton of pictures for me since I couldn't be there to see him enjoy the rides. He took a lot and it made me wish I had been there to see his excitement. David said he had a great time and I could tell because he was exhausted when he got home. These pictures make me laugh. You can totally see what was happening here in the progression. First, Stephen was like "OK you boys, look at David so he can take a picture".
They oblige. Kind of.
Then they can't resist so they turn around again to look at the excitements that awaits.
Our Independence Day hadn't been very patriotic with all the sad things going on, so we decided to have hamburgers, watermelon, salad and root beer for dinner. Then we put the kids to bed and listened to the firework shows from afar and went to bed. It was an eventful day, and not in a good way. I can deal with knocked out teeth and ear infections but we have been praying night and day that David will recover.