Friday, July 04, 2008

Hapde Burfday America

"Mommy, can we go to the toy store tomorrow?"

"No Jack, it's a holiday tomorrow."

"What holiday?"
"It's Independence Day, the day we celebrate America's birthday."

"Why?"
"Well, a long, long time ago the people who lived in America were colonists of Great Britain. They had to follow the rules of the British king.
When they decided they didn't want to be British colonists anymore, there was a big war. And when the fighting was over, the colonists had won the war, and they were free from the rule of the British King.
So they weren't colonists anymore. They were Americans now. The fourth of July is when we celebrate our freedom and independence. The birthday of America."
"Oh. And then she will have a birthday cake?"

Hapde Burfday America.

14 comments:

  1. Yes Jack, a very big one! Happy 4th!

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  2. Oh I love it! What a cutie!!! Cool parade.

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  3. what great photos! love it! happy 4th to you all!

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  4. What a fun parade, happy 4th. Clarice

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  5. We baked a cake at our house today with red, white and blue sprinkles and firecrackers on top. Our very own America's Birthday Cake! Hapde Burfday America!

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  6. yes - don't forget the cake - the most important part, right?

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  7. ....and she will have cake! So cute, what a fun day!

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  8. Love the Main Street Parade! I hope you guys had a Great Fourth! Oh and that Jack had a good America Birthday Celebration! Too cute!

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  9. that's why we have cake on the 4th. doesn't everyone?

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  10. That is great! What a cute parade! Hope Jack got some cake too : )

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  11. What a wonderful simple way to explain it to Jack! Yes, it does get exhausting with all the 689 questions all the time...but he is a little sponge and he is so eager! Unlike certain 14 yr old I know that think their parents don't know a thing!

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  12. Love that comment...too cute! Happy Birthday, America!

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  13. What a cute post and cute pics of a parade. He's such a sweet boy.

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  14. So many great posts to catch up on. . .we were over in Eastern IL for the 4th, but it looks as though I'm wishing I had been in St. Charles. I need to make a run out there with the girls.

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