Happy Monday!! I hope your weekends were full of barbecue, fireworks, and all things red, white, and blue. Not that mine were...but according to Instagram, my 4th of July activities aren't the norm (read: they are nonexistent). We did squeeze in a little bit of fun, though.
My dad won Phillies tickets from some raffle tickets he bought from a neighborhood kid on a whim, so my family and I went to see one of their games on Thursday night, which even included a fireworks show to follow. Now apparently the Phillies are one of the worst teams in baseball right now and apparently they were playing the Brewers, who are also pretty bad. Needless to say, the actual playing part was less-than-impressive, but let's be real...who goes to a baseball game to watch the players? I go to watch the Phanatic (their crazy mascot) and walk around and steal some of Walker's crab fries. I was also in it for the fireworks.
The game ended up getting WAY more intense than anyone really wanted it to (we just wanted the fireworks!) and the Phillies lost at the bottom of the eleventh inning. If you ask me, softball really knows what it's doing with the whole seven innings thing. Nine is just too long...and don't even talk about eleven!
The rest of our weekend was pretty low-key. Usually Walker and I venture to Virginia for the 4th of July, but he wasn't given Friday off, so we would have had to drive down Saturday morning amidst all the other crazies. Traffic going past the DC area is already horrendous, let's not add in a holiday. We're planning to join them next weekend for our usual 4th family fun.
Piper celebrated, of course, and we grilled out with my family on Saturday night. The local ice cream shop also replaced their typical "rainbow" jimmies with patriotic ones.
Now it's back to work for me - just two weeks of writing curriculum for the district. Tell me what you did for this festive holiday weekend!