Our 4th started off with the Lakewood parade. Our bishop lives right on the parade route so a lot of our ward members meet at their house to watch the parade. Can I tell you how much I love our ward out here. They are so friendly & welcoming...it seriously feels like we've been here forever. Like we're just old friends.
Sadie loved the parade. These bigger boys kept gathering up candy & slipping it into her bag. Sadie loved the fire truck, motorcycles & the trumpets. She was telling me about the little trumpets & the big trumpets. I think she was talking about the tubas.
There were no tractors or horses like we're used to...but they did have two bagpipe bands.
After the morning activities, we decided to take a drive to Detroit, Michigan. It's about 2-1/2 hours away. We went for the the Comerica CityFest and to take both of our girls to their first ever rock & roll show. Spoon was playing at the fest & the show was FREE! Press play on that link & listen. Seriously. You will love it.
Trying to keep Claire's ears safe. But man do I love live music. And I love leaving a show & not being able to hear anything. But not this time...we stood off to the side of the speakers.
Still an absolutely wonderful show. It was fun to hold my babies & dance. Even though I imagined all the hipster kids looking at us & thinking, "that's a shame...look at those very uncool people thinking they're cool". We met another couple there with their little girl. We began talking & found out that we were both mormon. It was funny. The girl told me her husband said there was a mormon looking family over by the gate. That would be us.
Later, Sadie got into the skate park that was set up right behind us & started climbing on & sliding down all the ramps. She was filthy when we left. This girl is wild!
We had fun!