I hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July. We were supposed to have heavy rain all day, but other than a few very light sprinkles we didn't get any rain.
went to a friend's house for a cookout and so the kids could play
together. We had some yummy food and great conversation. The kids were
crazy and got really dirty but it was fun to see them running around
just having fun.
The original plan was to come back to our town for the fireworks display around 10, but before I knew it, it was close to 9:15 and our friends invited us to head to the town closest to them to see the fireworks.
We were incredibly lucky in that there was parking right outside the park where the fireworks were being let off. The boys LOVED the fireworks. Benjamin was startled when the first one went off, but then he realized that they weren't going to hurt him and he enjoyed them. Benjamin only put his hands over his ears during the first part of the grand finale. Jacob sat snuggled next to my friend for the most part.
It was a really nice way to celebrate being free in our country and enjoying the friendships that make life that much more special.