No parade for us. No kids here to walk down Warwick. And M2T2s all enjoyed a breakfast with friends, right along the parade route in Lakewood. But apparently Oskar so wanted to march IN the parade but was guarded by big brother, Henry.
Robert and I used the morning to visit the cemetery and then on the way home decided to stop at Pettitis Garden Center. Found a couple of different plants. 2 are tropical and will need to live indoors once the temps reach 50 degrees in September.
I've wanted a jade plant for some time but today I found this little one Crassula Jade. Pretty red along the edges. I hear that this is easy to care for and being a succulent that is natural. Now I just need to remember how to care for these things during the winter.
Then we came home and got ready for dinner. Wasn't sure that M2T2s were coming til late afternoon. Poor Marissa is so ready to deliver this baby but he seems content to give her grief from the inside while the other 2 keep her busy from the outside.
So we had burgers, brats, dogs, pasta salad, homemade pico de gallo, chips, and all the comestibles.
We finished the day eating watermelon, tossing balls, playing games with Henry in the basement. Marissa took a little nap after the dinner proper and I hope it gets her through the night.
We heard from all the kids and skyped with Jordan and family. I do so love technology for this purpose.
Happy 4th of July all...no matter what happens in the US or what has occurred, it's important to remember that this is the land of the free, once preserved for our time which means we have huge shoes to fill in being as dedicated to freedom as the founding fathers were. As Robert and I watched '1776' again this afternoon, we saw the dedication and determination of those men. I can understand why lately moms are putting their children on buses, usually alone, and point them to America from Central America. They want something better and safer for their kids, even if it means arriving illegally.