Happy 4th


We didn’t wave a flag today.

We didn’t watch a parade.

We didn’t join friends in a backyard for a mid-week party.

We didn’t trek to find a plot of grass in the late afternoon sun or gaze at the sky until the last ray of sunlight dipped below the horizon. We didn’t watch bursts of color re illuminate the night sky.

We didn’t wear red, white, and blue or eat red, white, and blue foods or drink red, white, and blue drinks.

But we did crack open our grill. We did spend as much time as we could bear in our backyard. Baby wore her swimsuit and we all dangled our feet in the pool.

baby in pool

And in a bit, I’ll turn on my TV and watch the fireworks burst over the capital from the air conditioned comfort of my couch.

And sometimes, that’s all you can ask of a mid-week holiday.

Hope you all had a lovely 4th!


  1. It sounds like an awesome day! Especially good with a really little one.
    Missy | The Literal Mom recently posted..Old Fashioned Summer – When You Lose PowerMy Profile

  2. I feel like the mid-week holiday really sucked the fun out of things! πŸ˜‰ We managed to make the best of it as well, though, too! πŸ™‚
    thedoseofreality recently posted..Bottle Rockets, Black Cats and Family MemoriesMy Profile

    • It totally did! Whoever wants a random Wednesday off – no fun! Glad you made the best of it too πŸ™‚

  3. It sounds like a lovely way to spend the holiday.

    We had pizza and watched Independence Day. And tried to keep the dog from freaking out as neighbors lit fireworks. Glad it’s over.

    Stopping by from SITS.
    misssrobin recently posted..Feedback on Your BlogMy Profile

    • It was lovely – though the whole time I felt like we should have been more festive! But yeah, I’m kinda glad it’s over too (fireworks freaked out our little girl… I’m starting to wonder about the fireworks tradition).

  4. Sounds like a perfect 4th of July for a mommy! πŸ™‚ Sometimes we stress out wanting to get too many things “in” the day to make it “perfect” that we end up not enjoying anything.
    Paloma recently posted..Our 4th of July in PicturesMy Profile

    • So true, Paloma. And I did spend part of the day wishing I had tried to get more things ‘in.’ But int he end, it was more perfect just the way it was!

  5. That is the way I’d love to spend EVERY 4th. I’m glad you had such a peaceful and good day.
    Tara Denny recently posted..Geeky Friday- Super Mario Bros.My Profile

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.

CommentLuv badge