Happy Independence Day from the Luongs! For the second year in a row, we decided to spend July 4th in Fredricksburg, a small Texas town about an hour north of San Antonio. My parents would drive us up there for day trips when we were kids and for me that place just feels like summer. This time around we got there in time to catch the second half of the local parade, then walked up and down main street until lunch time enjoying the little shops and small town Texas atmosphere. After lunch we drove out to our favorite wildflower farm for some peach ice cream.
Last year we heard about a kite festival at one of the many wineries in the area, and it was the highlight of our day. This year my Dad surprised Wilson with his own kite, so we called ahead to the winery only to find out that they weren't hosting the festival this year! They were kind enough to say that we could bring our kites anyway and make use of the great hill on which they are located. It was such a beautiful spot, the weather and wind were perfect and everything was so peaceful. It was by far my favorite part of the day. Samantha and I sat on a blanket under a tree and enjoyed the breeze and the live music coming from the deck of the winery while Wilson and Dad flew their kites and Lucy ran around between everyone. It was summertime perfection.
We drove through the hill country for an hour or so to let babies and Granddaddies take their naps and then headed over to the park for a picnic dinner before the fireworks. Then we ended our perfect day with two screaming girls in the backseat about ten minutes before we got home and a toddler who insisted on her bedtime routine even though she was too tired to comprehend any of it. Just another day in our little family and I love it.