Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The 4th of July

We had a fun and very busy day on the 4th. We were at Layton park at 8:00 in the morning for the breakfast and then headed to the flag raising ceremony. I had been asked to sing the National Anthem. Following that, we headed to our spot and waited for the parade to start.

The boys really loved the parade. They especially loved getting all the candy that was thrown. Tucker had an eagle eye for it and would come back with two big hand fulls of the stuff. He also felt the need to run out in the middle of the street to pick up a piece that the other children had wisely chosen to ignore. As I embarrassingly ran after him, Chad's mom just laughed and said, "That's just like Chad"

We really had an enjoyable day with our families celebrating the freedoms of our great country. The freedoms that are so often under attack. We love this holiday and love teaching our children what it REALLY means to be an American. The Constitution was brought forth by men that were inspired by God. And while many in this country question it's validity, we will always remember this and continue to teach our children of their God given rights.