Ah, another long holiday weekend come and gone. It seems like just when I am settling in to the slow pace and enjoying the relaxation, Monday strikes again. Bummer.
At least we had a nice 4-day weekend, since my husband had both Thursday and Friday off. We celebrated the 4th, started packing for our move to Colorado, ran a bunch of errands, dedicated our little man at church, and spent time with friends and family. It was pretty perfect, come to think of it.
But I digress. The purpose of this post was to share with you my favorite part about our 4th of July celebration: our patriotic bike parade!
I first saw the idea while doing research for this post on 4th of July crafts and activities for little ones. I knew our kids would love decorating their bikes and scooters and riding up and down the street, so we decided to give it a try.
Martha Stewart offers some great printables on her website, but we actually already had a ton of stuff from previous years and a bunch of goodies that I found at the Dollar Tree.
We made tassles out of blue tinsel, taped crepe paper trails to the back of bikes, wound metallic garlands around handlebars, and taped on american flags and “USA” signs. Not only were the kids enjoying it, but the parents got in on the action too; one of the dads decorated a bike and wagon to pull the youngest ones.
Once the bikes and scooters were decorated, we lined the kids up on the sidewalk and rode up and down the street, showing off our 4th of July pride. It was adorable! Well, they were adorable. I was a sweaty mess from running up and down the street to keep up with them and find the right angle to shoot. Ah, it’s tough being a photographer.
And because we all know how I am in love with photographing fireworks, I managed to catch a few fun shots of those as well.