The fourth of July also happens to be my mom's birthday, so it's an extra special holiday around our house. We started out our afternoon with a trip to the local parade. As we walked along the parade route, looking for a place to stand, a Shriner handed Liam this pinwheel which kept him entertained for awhile.
Whenever I go to my bank, one of my favorite bankers always offers Liam a sucker. Whenever I tell her that he's still a little too young, she says, "Oh, you're one of those moms." I figured there was no better time than the fourth of July to break down and let him try a Tootsie Pop. We never found out how many licks it takes to get to the center, though-- Liam threw it on the ground once he was good and sticky.
Turtle racing was a pretty big deal when I was growing up. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a procrastinator and didn't actually attempt to look for a turtle until Tuesday night. It turns out the pickings for turtles were pretty slim this year, so we missed out. We decided to go watch my cousins race, though.
We ended the night with a picnic in the park and fireworks.