And I didn't even take out my camera until about 7 pm.
Imagine what this post would look like if that weren't the case?
We started off our 4th celebration by heading next door to our neighbor Shelly & Reed's house for pool and bounce house time. We only stayed until about 5 and then headed to my sis's house.
We ate a lot and mainly just hung out and watched the kids have fun.
I can't tell you how much I love that the kids have so many cousins their age.
It is such a blessing, especially since I never grew up with any close cousins.
It makes my heart happy every time I see them all together.
Thanks Tina and John and Carrie and Al (and their respective spouses) for populating this world with your broods. My kids love your kids and that is awesome.
Syd was obsessed with this battery powered ride-on toy
Playing chase on the lawn of a neighbor and getting caught by Papa
And as the sun set, the fireworks began
Ooohhhs and Aaaahhhs
I was nervous about the sparklers, but when I saw how tame these are compared to the ones we had as a kid, I knew I had to let mine partake in this right of passage
I'm still a little freaked out though at how calm Syd was handling fire
We had lots of fireworks to look at
Between our own "Safe and Sane" box
The huge show 2 blocks over at the park
And the neighbor's illegal bunch across the street
There was never a dull moment
We got home at almost 11 pm
Syd and Taylor are still asleep at 9 am
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th
And what a treat, today is another national holiday and we have Art home with us
I'm putting him to work in the garage though
I better go and crack that whip
Happy Day Everyone!