Constitution Day, and also day one of a five day stretch with Lukas at home. Thankfully a good forecast for the whole weekend.
Melissa actually had to work a bit this morning (proctoring an exam) so Lukas and I started our celebrations alone. First we headed outside to watch the local school marching band go by, then we headed into the local woods to find some treasure (posts for Stolpejakten
). He was pretty into finding the posts and surprisingly not very interested in scanning the QR code with my phone. We went farther than I had planned because he wanted to keep going and find another.
Then we headed downtown to see more bands and get Lukas some ice cream (traditionally kids are allowed to eat as much ice cream as they want on the 17th) before meeting up with Melissa and Martha (also proctoring) and the rest of Martha's fam for more celebrating. A nice way to spend our "last" 17th, appropriately with the same people as our first seven years ago, only this time with three additional family members.