We headed to Raymond, wore awesome clothes. watched the parade, (got lots of candy), played with cousins, went to Carter's baseball game, and watched fireworks.
I love going to the parade and seeing my kids playing with their cousins. Calista, Katelyn, and Scarlett have a little club or something called "The Three Favorite Cousins." They love hanging out and collecting candy together.
The kids' favorite part, but we almost flaked. Kyler and I knew the kids were already tired, and we suspected they'd be hot and bored. We actually discussed on the drive to the game how many kids crying at once would it take for us to head back to Raymond. But everyone loved it! Carter had two doubles and 3 RBIs, and a solid performance as catcher. Calista and Craig loved cheering for him and were thrilled when he told them afterwards he could hear them.
After the game, we were allowed onto the field to watch the fireworks nearby. Craig loved it, Calista liked it for a while and then asked to go home (but thankfully only a little bit before they were actually done), and Caleb hated it. He cried and kept going between Kyler and I, not sure who could comfort him best. In the end, I won, and Caleb fell asleep while nursing during the fireworks. And then he was much happier. Or at least much less whiny.
Finally, we headed back to Raymond to sleep. Or, in the kid's case, slept on the way back to Raymond and then get carried into bed fully dressed.
Yay, Canada! Happy Birthday!