And a happy normal July 4th to everyone outside the United States. We've been enjoying lower-than-usual temperatures, spending lots of time outside, so I haven't had much in the way of books to post about! Our fairy house is coming along, Mr. B scaled a ladder and hung a swing from a tree in our front yard, and we bought materials for making our own homemade hula hoops! Today, we'll celebrate the country's birthday with a dinner at my sister's new house. And at some point, I plan on watching the History Channel's "Independence Day: The History of July 4," which I bought from Amazon Instant Video.
Our town stopped putting on big fireworks displays a few years ago. People stopped going, I think, in favor of setting off their own. Our neighborhood tends to go crazy until all hours of the morning on the 4th, so we figure if the girls are going to be up late anyway, let's celebrate with an old American pastime: a night at the drive-in! The weather has been beautiful, and the fireworks in our neighborhood make the girls very jumpy.
I thought I'd leave you with a few 4th of July links.
- My 4th of July Pinterest board.
- The song I named that Pinterest board for.
- The dance half of that same number...
- A patriotic book list for kids.
- And another...
And here is a sweet moment from the Disney version of Pollyanna (1960), starring Hayley Mills.
And a happy 4th from the Muppets!
Be safe, and have a happy 4th!