Sun Prairie hosted a summer concert in the park today, and we decided to go even though the temperature was 97. There were all kinds of family activities before the concert started, like a bouncy house:
a balloon animal creator (Amelia got a red ladybug, and Megan got a purple turtle, both could be worn as bracelets):
and a face painter:
The girls didn't want their faces painted at first, but then when their friend Sophia got her face painted, of course they had to go try it out. Megan chose a purple smiley face, and Amelia chose a rainbow and then a purple butterfly. She wanted to go back and get her leg painted, but then the concert ended and the face painting booth packed up.
The 484th Army Band played a selection of mostly patriotic music, finishing up with Stars and Stripes Forever. They also played John Williams' Cowboys Overture, Copeland's Hoedown, and a very nice piece that was written for Machesney Park high school band (maybe Brian knows that song I'm talking about?). Oh, and a whole bunch of other music I didn't recognize, including some kind of a polka that would have been fun to dance to, but we were still eating our picnic lunch at that time and Amelia refused to dance. Instead, we danced to a much slower song during the bands' warmup:
and then again to Stars & Stripes Forever:
It was so hot outside that Megan wanted to hold onto our ice pack to cool off while we walked back to the car:
She rubbed off her purple smiley face. :)