July 12, 2016

4th of July

I know this is a week late, but I'm still going to post about the 4th of July! I considered making a cute patriotic breakfast and then I was like, "Nope! Too tired. Cereal it is!" The kids didn't care. We got dressed in our best patriotic clothes and headed to our community kids parade put on my Matthews Winery in downtown Woodinville.
The owners are a great family who coordinate tons of wonderful community events for families. They also have charming Bed and Breakfast on the property as well as a farm share called Creekside Farm that is a CSA weekly basket subscription with fresh produce and flowers from Creekside Farm, custom breads from The Commons (a delicious Woodinville Bakery), local eggs and honey, custom cheese and butter from Cherry Valley Dairy and one of their bottles of wine that you pick up each week. The owners are our age with two young kids and they're such good people who I love to support when I can.
The parade had a good turn out with a lot of wonderful families with young kids. A Woodinville resident sang the national anthem and she was fabulous! Honestly, one of the best live renditions I've EVER heard. I was really impressed. Then the kids all rode their decorated bikes, scooters and strollers around the property after which we had a picnic on the grass. They set up a bubble machine and everyone talked and got to know their community.  I really love Woodinville!
After naps, we headed to my brother and sister-in-law's house in Sammamish to have dinner and watch the fireworks. Leone just had a baby, my nephew, Kasper, and he is DELICIOUS. I am obsessed with this chubby nugget of marshmallow fluff! Would you look at those cheeks?! They make the fluffiest babies and it was so fun to snuggle him and obsessively smell his newborn head.
After dinner, we all stood on the street and watched Shon fly his drone around the neighborhood. It was surprisingly entertaining. Then we all walked over to Sammamish commons and set up camp in front of the band to get ready for the fireworks. The kids danced to classic rock and we ate kettle corn and talked for an hour until the show started. I was expecting the kids to cry since it was 10 PM and, well, they're kids but they surprised me by loving it! I think it helped a lot that the booming sound of the fireworks was softened by the trees but we still had a beautiful view. There was nary a cry and it was a great evening spent with family and friends!

1 comment:

  1. Just catching up on your blog.... lots of great memories.



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