4th of July means to me: HOT, Summer, Fun, Parades, Popcycles, Sunscreen, Fireworks, Family, Carnival Rides, Yummy Food Booths and enjoying Freedom!
Coy likes his little chair. He preferred to be in it than on the street with the kids getting soaked with water from hoses in the parade.
Uncle Trent helping Coy find the "horsey" in the parade.
I am not sure how many times I told the kids "NO" I am not buying the light-up things. I am not sure who ended up buying them but I am pretty sure it was Uncle Taylor. HMM... BUT I AM SO GLAD HE DID. We were all hanging out in a really dark field waiting for the fireworks to begin and I noticed Coy was gone. My first thought was I was wrong cause he never wonders away from our group. But the second glance got me to my feet and started asking if anyone saw him. No. My whole body wanted to scream but I calmly started scanning the area. Nothing. Then some in my group started spreading out to cover a wider range. All I could think was look low and look for a light up necklace around his neck and I took off in one direction.
Down the field in a group of people I could see the necklace in the dark. I heard his little voice calling, "Daddy?" I grabbed him and he was so scared. Me too. Thank goodness he had that necklace on because it was the only thing I could see of him. SCARY! After that I didn't let him get away from me. He sat on my lap through the fireworks and yelled out the color as they burst. He loved them and I do have to say that I was impressed at the display. Last year on the 4th Livvy got lost in a huge crowd. At this rate I know I am going to lose Cohen next year.