Happy 4th! Every year our neighborhood coordinates a parade for the kids. It’s a fun little route that goes through the neighborhood streets. The kids mostly ride their decorated bikes, but there is always some scooters and other rolling contraptions. Emery and Carter are old enough that they take off with their friends, while Julie and I are in hot pursuit. We finished off the super hot holiday in the most traditional way we could, by swimming at the pool and watching fireworks with friends.