Whew! We've stayed busy today! As I was putting Gloria to bed tonight, she said, "Momma, I think you need to blog about our day." So...here we go...
Thankfully, our day didn't start as early as it usually does: Glo bug decided to be a bed bug for almost an extra hour this morning. I actually woke up before her, which never happens. Once we were finally up at 8:30, we headed to the kitchen where we put together some potato salad and a "bean quintet" before fixing breakfast. Potato salad in the fridge, beans in the crock pot, breakfast eaten, kitchen cleaned up...must be time to go to the pool. So, off we went. Surprisingly, there were very few people at the pool this morning.
After we got home, Gloria created her jello American flag. I helped, but only did what I was instructed to do. Once my assistance was no longer needed, I was duly dismissed until it was time to make the brownies (did anyone else know that Betty Crocker has come out with some gluten-free baking mixes?!?).
We had a late, late lunch and enjoyed everything we had fixed: chicken, potato salad, bean quintet (which G gave 3 thumbs up...she borrowed one of mine...), flag jello, and brownies. Being stuffed, Glo decided to watch a movie while I cleaned up the kitchen again.
Late in the afternoon, we headed down to our town hall for the "People's Parade." They had lots of red, white, and blue crepe paper streamers and flags for everyone to use for decorating bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, anything non-motorized. The parade went from in front of town hall to the park where games and activities were set up. A concert followed. It was fun, except for the tears when I wouldn't pay $3 for face painting. Everything else was free and she was only going to have to wash it off in a little while when she took a shower.
After we got home it was time to shower and get ready for bed. Then we watched the fireworks from Washington, DC. I love fireworks from the comfort of my own sofa! Busy day. Fun day.