Thursday night instead of our regularly scheduled derby practice we all met up at Ft Rucker’s Freedom Fest. The goal was to walk around in our derby shirts and promote derby to whoever we could. And we did. There were a handful of interested people but I think we had a lot more fun just with ourselves.
A good friend took my kids with her and her girls to do the fun family stuff while I derby mingled. I took advantage of not having to deal with kids and got some gator on a stick and some lava hot roasted corn that I went and added hot cajun seasoning to so my whole face was melting. It was so good though.
And I definitely took the opportunity to send a photo of me and Gholdie to the Korea derby girls. It’s nice having her here too.
Then we found this. Nothing beats derby girls hitting each other with giant foam sticks.
When we were done I met back up with my kids so we could all watch the fireworks together. I originally didn’t want to. I wanted to skip and get out of there before the traffic was crazy. I decided to stick it out and you know what? I was happy. There’s something magical about watching kids watch fireworks. No traffic could make me regret staying.
Just kidding. The magic came to a screeching halt when I was stuck in the parking lot for the length of the Frozen soundtrack with angry white cars inching in to cut me off. The 20 minute drive took me an hour.
Good news – the late night had us sleeping in until 7:40am. That’s almost 8. TWO hours later than normal. Yes!
On the 4th we met friends downtown for ice cream at Milky Moos. Kids 12 and under got a free scoop if they could say the pledge. L rocked it but TF did not. He still got ice cream though. And so did I.
And look, the bug statue was looking festive as well. Had to document it.
In other news, we joined the Enterprise Country Club. Mostly so T can golf all the time so close to home…but since we’re members we took advantage of their 4th of July bbq, pool, and fire works.
I think I like it there.
The pool was nice. I didn’t swim but did read a new book while the kids swam. The view was nice too.
And after we were done in the pool and fed it was nice to just let kids run around and play in the grass with other kids (even if they were the only ones not in matching patriotic outfits and hair bows since I was a sucky mom and only packed swimsuits)
Looking at pictures now it looks like we were the only kids in the grass. Not the case. Im just good at missing everyone else I guess. Anywho, they made some friends to go watch the fireworks with so T and I sat in the grass and watched with the other parents.
Over all it seemed like the perfect weekend…and the best part is that it was Thursday and Friday! We still have the weekend! But more on that later. Crossing off some Not Bummer Summer activities!