Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy 4th!

We had a great 4th this year! We took Thomas to his very first baseball game on Friday night. Sitting only a few rows away from the field T had a great view. He watched pretty intently as the players would swing and round the bases. He had his own seat in between Mommy and Daddy and that too provided entertainment. We all had a ballpark hot dog, a long standing tradition that needed to be introduced to Thomas, even if they are horrible for you! With no one next to us, it allowed T to run up and down our row with a little freedom and lured in the people around him. He is so personable and loves getting the attention.

Bottom of the 6th called for a little freedom so we may our way up to the "kids playground". It's a small area with a merry go round, a few carnival games and a moon bounce. Thomas said he wanted to ride so we stood in line and waited for our turn. Brent placed him on a horse and Thomas wasn't so sure riding was a good idea. Daddy managed to reassure him and after it started he was hooked! I shouted his name with every loop and waved. He was all smiles, you could see he was proud of himself!

Saturday morning my parents came over early and we went to the Severna Park Parade. We found a shady spot and parked ourselves on the curb. It was an impressive parade for a small town and long! Lots of fire engines (T's favorite), fancy cars, a few floats with bands, bikes, animals, and The Lone Ranger even lead his horse right up to T and let him pet it.

There was a field filled with activity booths and food. We spent some time checking everything out. Thomas had a really hard time getting off the tractors. I have to say the tractors were fun, they were huge. It took two of to get him up on the seat and back down. He was also able to drive a fire truck too which was a huge hit and visit with real firefighters!

After a long nap for T (which was super rare) we hit my sisters pool. T jumped off the diving board for the first time and was thrown from person to person in the water, literally. He just kept asking for more!

The day was capped off with a wonderful meal. Flank steak, corn on the cob, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw and two amazing strawberry pies for dessert.

It was awesome. We didn't feel rushed or pressured. We just relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful weather as a family. Although, we didn't go to the fireworks that night we caught a few glimpses from our front porch! It was such a great day and the perfect way to celebrate our first 4th!