One of the military bases I lived on when I was young had a bike parade for the kids for the fourth of July. I LOVED decorating my bike. I've been wanting to have one for my kiddos for years. So I finally just went for it.
The kids got together with neighbors Saturday night to decorate their bikes (below our neighbor hung golf balls from her handlebars!).
Bikes were checked and tires pumped.
This girl killed me with her cuteness.
And then more neighbors started to arrive!
The kids rode around the circle for a while, got together for a group shot, and then headed off.
I counted 17 kids. A few teens and adults, too. Not bad for very little notice. I made an email flier and sent that out, and they announced it in church yesterday, but due to the surgery, I wasn't sure I'd be able to do this, so it ended up being kinda last minute. Very easy to plan, though.
I took the car and met them at the end - the park.
Where they dropped their bikes, grabbed a popsicle, and ran to the playground.
The kids and adults had fun, we're hoping to make this an annual event. Wanna join us?
Happy Independence Day!