The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. It's memorable, captures the essence of summer, and feels like magic in that time-stands-still kind of way. As adults, we remember decorating our bikes in every variety of red, white, and blue for the neighborhood block parade. We can hear ourselves giggling and splashing with our friends in the sprinklers or pool. We can taste that perfectly ripe (and thankfully cool) piece of watermelon after a long day in the sun. We haven’t forgotten the oohs, ahs, and excitement of staying up late and watching fireworks alongside our family and friends.
And now—lucky them—our kids get to experience the best of this summer fun too. They get to live outdoors, pal around, lose track of time, nap in bathing suits, eat the sweetest BBQ, corn, and blueberries, and write in the sky with sparkling wands. Most importantly, they (and you!) get to play and dream big!
We wish you a Happy Independence Day!
- The Sarahs