03 Jul The Big 4th in the Park
I always look forward to the big city picnic on the 4th of July. We go to the park right after a quick lunch and swim for a couple of hours in the big public pool. It seems like almost every kid in my school is there. I am not the best swimmer but I get by. I like jumping off the diving board and going down the giant slide. What a blast! Midafternoon we play group games with our parents. All the parents try to beat us but we kids always win. The older kids and some of the adults usually play baseball for a couple of hours. Late in the day there is a big picnic where every family brings food. We eat until we are stuffed. The best part of the day starts about 9 pm. The city puts on a huge fireworks show that seems to last forever. I like to lay on the grass and look up at the sky and watch as the fireworks go off. Andy told me last year he did not want to go with me this year. He said there were too many people and the fireworks noise hurt his ant feelers.