OK, I have a bunch of pictures from the 4th of July so I'm going to split them up so I don't make one super long post lol. First up- ice blocking! What, you've never heard of it? It's like sledding but without the sled. Or the snow. Or all the gear. So, um not really like sledding, except you go downhill and your butt gets frozen lol. This has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. At the park we go to for the 4th there is a big hill in the middle. We always try to grab a spot right at the top of the hill. Great view, not so fun having to go up and down a million times lol. I've heard the hcg diet works, but it's got nothing on lugging kids, coolers, chairs, and heavy blocks of ice up and down that hill all day! Especially for preggo woman who has to use the bathroom frequently.
Anyway, back to the ice blocking! So you get the bags of ice blocks from the convenience store and a towel and you are set to go. Just fold up the towel to provide a dry seat for yourself (until the ice melts through it and you are sitting on a frozen wet towel) and then try to stay on while flying down the hill. I didn't go this year because 1) I'm preggo and didn't want to risk hurting myself, and 2) I'm a wimp lol.
If you've never tried ice-blocking before you really should, if only to laugh when people fall off and roll the rest of the way down the hill. :)