Happy Fourth of July!

This is the first Fourth that I didn’t have to work in the last 4-5 years. Yay! We took off after supper into town to go to an outdoor concert put on by the community orchestra/band. Ribby was less than thrilled that I took a picture.

There was plenty of room but I wish we could have been closer. The children really seemed to enjoy it (for the most part).

Sorry so blurry. They had an 8 year old prodigy from Virginia playing the coronet on a few pieces. He was amazing. He wore a white coat and a cowboy hat.

 Ginger really gets into music. He likes to play all of the instruments and he dances like a combination of Mr. Bean and Elaine from “Seinfeld”. [note: Apparently he and some other children got up on stage during the Melkite food festival and danced to the music (while visiting friends). We didn’t see it, but we heard he had everyone in stitches.] Sorry the picture is so shaky: the combination of inexperience and laughter made it very difficult to hold still.

They did a medley of Glenn Miller songs. After a few moments three couples got up to dance on the sidewalk nearby. They were pretty good!

They wound up with “Stars and Stripes Forever” with a guest conductor (chosen by lottery from the crowd). We all clapped with the music then packed up to go see the fireworks. We only had to walk about a half of a block.

It was a most enjoyable evening and the kids are all tired out (and in bed). I hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

One thought on “Happy Fourth of July!

  1. I can't believe you contained all of your children to a quilt! Nicholas is too cute! Sounds like a lovely, lovely night. We are hoping to do something like that next year.
    Love your header by the way.


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