Family’s First 4th in the U.S.A!

I classify our 4th of July as very “American.” This was our first offical 4th in the US (we moved here July 19th, I can’t believe it’s almost been a year) and I felt that I took advantage of this awesome holiday. Americans really know how to celebrate’s its nation’s birthday. After all, what is more American than BBQs, hotdog eating contests and ice-cream for the local shop!? I guess the answer to that question would be fireworks…unfortunately, we’re in a massive fire danger zone and so fireworks weren’t on our particular menu, BUT we had many a-things to do anyways!!! Here are some bits and pieces on how the Waby clan rolled on this 4th of July!

Momma and little bug hit up Storybook Island in the early morning. Holy moly, I need a fringe/bang trim asap!

One of my favorite aspects of Storybook Island is the old-school park “rides.” This park still sports this jumpy teeter-totter thing and multiple merry-go-rounds. You know, the ones that used to make you sick as a child!! All children need to experience spinning recklessly on a merry-go-round after nachoes, candy, and laffy taffy.

Daddy joined in on the fun for Canyon Lake Park.

We crossed off one of my Summer Bucket List items by heading to Armadillos!

Next time her and I will either split a toddler cone…or get her the baby cone!

After an ice-cream coma followed by family nap-time, we headed over to the parent’s neighbors for a BBQ and then off to Main Street Square to see the battle of the hot dog lovers and meet up with friends.

The contestants had 10 minutes of wiener gorging. These were BIG hotdogs…not those tiny Oscar Meyer hotdogs either! There was a 3-way tie for 1st place with 8 ‘dogs…so then there was a “dog-off” to determine the winner. For $500…I think the sickness and bathroom issues the next day would have been totally worth it!

What a great day this was! Happy Birthday America!

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