Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I'm a sucker for parades and barbecues, and it was fun to share it with Jonathan this year. We hosted my parents for breakfast and then found a great spot to watch the parade with the shade of a big tree and some very nice clouds. Jonathan got increasingly serious as the parade wore on. I'm sure it was because he was contemplating the meaning of the day. Here he is all happy at the beginning:
And feeling really cool wearing Peter's hat:
With his flag shortly before he ripped it off of its stick and I had to take it away:
And finally, watching a big balloon very seriously. Doesn't his profile look kind of like something from a Peanuts comic strip?
It was lots of fun. He also started to officially crawl at a barbecue at Grandpa and Nana's house that day, and today he learned to clap. This is such a fun age--he seems to learn something new almost every day. How amazing to see it all happen!