Fourth of July Parade, Fireworks, and Birthdays

We have had a busy month up here in Troy, MI!  I will now be posting on my blog once a month toward the end of the month.  This week, Elizabeth, William and I are busy at FLIP Kids’ Camp at Woodside Bible Church in Royal Oak, MI.  Elizabeth is attending the mini camp for preschoolers.  I am helping run games for the elementary students so William is in childcare.

A week ago, we were back in Indiana for William and Elizabeth’s birthday party with the immediate family.  We had a blast watching them eat cupcakes (William’s first), tear open gifts and play with their cousin, Lilly.

William turned one on July 9th!  It has been a long, sleepless year for us but we are enjoying watching our little boy discover things and become a little boy instead of a baby.  We took him to a new park on his birthday and we ate out at Panera.  We celebrated with mac and cheese and presents with daddy after dinner.

Elizabeth attended her first birthday party up in Michigan on July 5 for her new friend, Sadie.  We had a lot of fun with the hot air balloon and kites theme.  We ate a lot of fruit and veggies and enjoyed giving Sadie her gifts.

On July 4th, we went to Clawson, MI for their parade in the morning.  We saw a lot of fire trucks and really cool floats but Elizabeth’s favorite part was the candy and orange popsicle at the end.  For a small town, the parade was amazing…an hour and a half long and really fun!  Below are some pics from the parade.  We also parked at a business in Clawson for their fireworks.  We watched them from the car because Elizabeth didn’t like the noise outside.  This was a 45 minute long show and we kept thinking it was over and then there would be more.

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