Independence Day Weekend Roundup

I hope everyone had a lovely Fourth of July weekend! It was absolutely gorgeous in sunny Santa Monica. We ate non-stop barbecue and lazily lounged with family and friends. It was especially exciting to experience a few new milestones with Lulu too including her first fireworks (she was scared), Santa Monica’s Main Street Parade (pictured below), and her first popsicle (what a mess)!

How did you celebrate America’s birthday? Are there any neighborhood traditions you enjoy? What timeless activities did you participate in? We want to hear it all. Happy summer, everybody!

UPDATE: Congrats to our 4th of July Paper Culture gift certificate winners: Most popular post – Carole Da-Cruz her bike ride and my favorite: Beth Cardwell and her good old fashioned block party! Congrats!