A Texas Fourth of July: Benjamite-style

July 6, 2010

BENJAMIN, BLOG, FAMILY

It was awfully touch and go thanks to Hurricane Alex, but the clouds parted, the sun shined and oh my LORD was it hot outside for the fourth of July around these parts. I was personally showing my celebratory patriotism with good ol’ American boobsweat – as our forefathers intended. Also, not a good hair day if you have ANY capacity for the JewFro. Hoo boy.

Benjamin could not have been more excited to put out flags and see the parade. What’s even more exciting is that he is finally (FINALLYYYYYY!) riding his tricycle at the age of almost 4. I have no idea why he was so opposed to pedaling, but he was. So, from a pure kid-development perspective, I was thrilled to see him go after it. Here are some of my favorite shots from the weekend.

4th of july benjaflag

benjatricycle 4th of july

As we got ready for the parade, Husband noticed he had a stowaway on him. This little guy hung around for close to 10 minutes and wouldn’t go away. Isn’t it good luck when a butterfly lands on you?
Husband's stowaway

Okay! Time to get our parade face on! Woo Hoo!
4th of july benjacheer

And now – a peek into our neighborhood parade. Here are snapshots of all sorts of folk gettin’ their Amurica on — my favorite is the hunting vehicle. As it should be.
july 4 2010 mosaic

There are a lot of folks in Washington who have forgotten what America is about. It’s nice to get a peek at the folks who still get it. G-d bless the men and women who have fought for our freedoms, died for them, and for their families who so bravely stand behind them so that we can dress up in stupid costumes to celebrate the land they choose to defend.

Hope wherever you are you had a great weekend full of fun, freedom, family, food and friends. G-d Bless, America.

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2 Responses to “A Texas Fourth of July: Benjamite-style”

  1. elz Says:

    We are pimping out the hunting cart next year-Uncle Sam style for our parade. Oh yes we are!

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    • Pammer Says:

      Hot damn! I’m thinking of buying one just because it’s way cooler to ride around in than a golf cart and just seems more badass in a parade. 😉

      Ooh! We could RACE!

      Reply

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