4th of July weekend was four long days of fun. Brian had that Friday off from work which was nice. I was able to get up and go for a run and bike that morning. The he got to come with me to pick up the big kids from summer school. Angela had spent the past two weeks with art as one of her three classes. She therefore was part of an art fair showcaseing all of her wonderful projects.
Connor's class had spent some time learning about the U.S.A. and the reason we celebrate the 4th of July. They all wore red, white and blue clothing and made necklaces or bracelets and firecracker hats. They then got to go on a parade around the school which finished by the flag pole. There we all said the Pledge of Allegance and the kids sang a few songs including Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.
Saturday we spent the day at Kohler-Andrea State Park near Sheboygan. We love the beach there and have been yearly since we moved here. It reminds us of being on the ocean. There is a lot of sand to share with all the other beach goers and water as far as the eye can see. Last year we remembered lots of sea gulls flying all around. The kids really enjoyed chasing them. This year was weird, all we had was a lot of dead smelt like fish. There was a line along the top of the beach that spaned either side of us, I imagine, for the length of the beach. It was rather gross and mildly smelly. Brian drew a big square with his foot and the kids all got shovels and had to start scooping fish out of our spot.