A Sommerer-full Fourth

July 4, 2012


Well, we made it. The Fourth of July was successfully celebrated in all it’s sweaty, sweaty glory. As is our custom, it is late and I am exhausted. Here is the day in pictures:

The day began with watching a pet parade. I came late, as I hate the exploitation of animals. Actually, I just got out of the shower late and they left without me.

9:30 and already hot.

Next we went to go watch the firefighters push a barrel around with their hoses. There appeared to be a strategy, but I don’t know what it was.

Spray! Spray!

It was great fun getting soaked by the spray. Gotta love that sweat management program.


Next it was time to watch some pole vaulting in the street, which is something we always do here in Nebraska. Sometimes I’m late driving to work what with waiting for all the pole vaulting to be over. It’s especially bad when superheroes get involved.

You're getting lazy there, Spidey.

I told Anna I’d buy her something cheap, so she chose a tattoo. Spray paint and glitter? Sure. (Have I mentioned already that I think people who choose to get real tattoos should first have to spend some time with an old person who has tattoos? That ink don’t stay put, y’know.)

It's a puppy.

Rachel got a really cool sign for Gracen to hang up in his room. It was amazing watching this lady do her art. It seemed so effortless the way she did it, but I’m sure I would just wind up with globby letters.

It was mesmerizing.

All in all, a good – yet exhausting and hot – day.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “A Sommerer-full Fourth”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    We were at the bike decorating contest. Bethany entered that. Then the cloggers. I love those cloggers! And the parade was awesome as usual.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I also liked that we all sang the National Anthem at the beginning of the parade. I was fearful, however, that someone would have a wardrobe malfunction in the middle of the song.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Another lovely 4th! Except for the heat. It’s so hot here, I feel like killing myself.


  4. Brad Said on:

    I was going to get a full chest dragon tattoo, but I got distracted and forgot.


  5. Lauren Said on:

    Ha! You guys are hilarious! (Except for Peggy, who has me worried. 😉 )


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