The Fourth of July is a fun holiday around here. Each year the City of Belton holds their annual rodeo and parade. It is known as one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in Texas. This is the first year that my family and I have made it to both the rodeo and the parade.
The rodeo was a blast and it gave my husband a chance to dust off his boots and hat which used to be staples of his daily wardrobe. Going into the corporate world put a halt to most of that. He was so excited that he took my son to the local western wear store to get our son a pair of Wrangler jeans and his first pair of boots. It was so cute.
The rodeo was full of bucking broncs and bulls. Even the little tykes got into the action with some "mutton busting" (sheep riding.) That was quite fun.
This evening after having some barbecue with my mom and brother, we will head out to watch the fireworks. I will see if my camera can catch them. (It says it can.)
Another reason this is a special day is my late father was born of the Fourth of July. He was the real Yankee Doodle Dandy. We really miss him around here, but the great thing is everyone around here celebrates his birthday with lots of parties and tops them off with fabulous fireworks. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!