We went to New Jersey instead.
Well, Provo does a Children's Parade the Saturday before the 4th of July (that's this Saturday, for those of you still needing to purchase sparklers). The kids from church were invited to march along in the parade, and Jack was...mildly excited. Oh, I mean ECSTATIC over the opportunity. We decided that Tyler could march with him and us girls would cheer them on from the shade with plenty of snacks. We weren't too sure how Sheridan would do.
Fortunately, this parade is not nearly as long or as well attended as Provo's 4th parade. We showed up at 9:45 to drop off the guys and took a leisurely walk to get a bagel (I had missed breakfast and was ravenous by that point). Another leisurely walk back to 200 East (it's a 6 block parade) near the end of the route and we only had to wait 30 minutes for the action. That's good, because (surprise!) Sheridan was bored and tried to find friends. She settled for picking the "flowers" (weeds) out of the sidewalk and proudly presented them to me.
Well, the parade received glowing reviews from both kids. Jack liked walking in the parade (when it finally got started--he was bored out of his mind before that) and Sheridan liked dancing to the music of the marching bands and eating the candy the kids threw out.