The next morning was the big 4th of July parade downtown, and we headed over to Hank's Dad's to watch it like we do every year. I mentioned it on Instagram, but I realized that Hank's Grandpa, Dad, and Hank himself have all watched the parade every year from that very lawn, just like Henry and Charlie now do. Pretty neat, right? The parade lasted all morning and just as it was ending the rain started to finally come down, hard. I must have heard a million "don't rain on our parade" jokes that morning. ;) And then later that night I went out with my girlfriends and stayed out way too late for the first time since having Charlie. It was SO much fun though, laughing and talking the night away. It was a great end to a whirlwind weekend that had been tinged with some sadness too, as our community remembered the 19 firefighters we lost last year.
I hope you had a happy, happy 4th of July too, whatever you did! Can we also discuss for a second that because it's officially July, I can say that Charlie's birthday is NEXT month?! Insanity.
Here are some photos -