Fourth of July

Saturday was two days in a row without rain and we made the most of it. We started off our morning with the flag raising ceremony at our church. Anthony participated in the flag raising and was excited to have the job of clipping the flag onto the flagpole. He told me later that he was so glad he hadn't put the flag on upside down. I hadn't event thought of that possibility and I too am glad he got the flag on the correct way!

It was a rather long ceremony with three speakers and a musical number and Emersynne was ready for her nap. It didn't make for a very good combination but we had a good time. After naps we headed out again and spent some time exploring the Old Stone Church on the Wachusett Resevoir. The kids especially liked throwing rocks and skipping rocks into the water. I even managed to skip a few rocks.

It was really windy and at times the water looked like it had waves as the wind blew over the top.

After leaving the resevoir we headed to the Rail Trail and went for a walk. Because the trail is so enclosed in the trees it is protected from the wind. It was a short walk since a big portion of the trail is still closed off from beaver damage but we did find a baby turtle and put it safely on the side of the trail. Abigail thought it was so neat and cute until we asked if she wanted to hold it. Wish I had gotten a picture of that face!

We had so much fun outside that it was about seven-thirty before we sat down to eat dinner which meant it was close to nine before we got kids into bed. It was a great day but unfortunately we had to deal with grumpy children (and grumpy mommy and daddy) at church since we were all up so late. It was an early bedtime Sunday night for us all!


Jenn said...

Sounds like a fun day. That turtle looks almost like Morgans class turtles she brought home and sent back--minus one!

Julia said...

Wish I could have been there sounds like a great day

Nadia said...

Sonia would have loved to pet this baby ;-) Two fingers!!!! she would say.
Looks like a perfect get away day and I love a picture of two of you ;-)