Our day began early!! We left the house by 8:15, having packed the essentials:
Diaper bag, bottled water, change of clothes for the children, goldfish snacks, hats, camera and most importantly...
Sunscreen 75: Once applied this is tantamount to encasing your body in a full body latex sheath. Yes, we left the house well armed.
We first stopped for an all American breakfast of champions at Cracker Barrel. One of a handful of finer southern restaurants that serve hearty meals, brain teasing peg puzzles and game of giant checkers on the side with every meal! What's not to love?
Nothin beats a crossword or seek a word before oatmeal and eggs.
Umm do you spell meatloaf 'meet-loaf' or me-tloaf'?
Miss Kyras and her hat.
Not exactly patriot in color, but effective in cutting down on harmful UV rays to the face...besides, I ask you, is there anything that does not go with pink? According to this 5 year old...NO!
Of course, what screams celebration of our nations independence better than an old fashioned parade!
Fortunately for us, Georgia has some of the best.
With Color Guard
Yes, that is the Big Chicken Float...
it's an Atlanta thing!
An assortment of Princesses for every age and taste. We counted a good bakers dozen. Everything from Ms to Miss Tiny Baby Marietta/Cobb County. Take a look at just a few
Twilight Twirlers...you GO Girls!
and lots of service men and women
Some of us had better seats than others
Then it was on to the party at Marietta Square
packed with every sort of food, drink and craft vendor you could ever want.
Selling everything from oooh so fancy hats, slipper shaped dog beds and the ultimate drink holder. Check it out!Some of us did a little shopping.
Kyra opted for new, more fashionable head gear.
along with a free Frisbee and Patriotic Tattoo. We're stylin now!
Then there were Jumpy's to suit every taste and skill level!
By 3 o'clock, it was time to call it a day!
Are you exhausted...feel like you were there?
Happy 4th of July ya'll!