Although we had Abbey's party on July 4th, a lot of the July 4th festivities in our village took place on July 5th! So, that morning we went to downtown and watched the parade. Paul and Aunt Domi went the night before to stake out our spot - it's a pretty big deal and the city won't let you lay down any blankets until 7pm the night before the parade (people used to go days in advance to claim their spot). So we got this great spot right on the curb to catch all the candy people from the parade throw out. So here is some of our crew.