|Can you tell I was making funny faces at them?|
Our Independence Day was pretty sweet and simple...and everything it should be. We got decked out in our Red, White, and Blue. We ran around the house shouting "Happy 4th of July!!!" The kids were super excited about fireworks, friends, and homemade apple pie. I took a few pics of them in the morning just because they were looking so cute in their matchy seersucker outfits, and we were all giddy that the sun was shining in our window to welcome the day. We met some friends at a park that had a pretty good view to downtown (and the fireworks that would go off the hill at Gasworks Park), and had a traditional picnic dinner with bbq, watermelon, salads, and of course, classic apple pie (ask Jacob, my apple pie is killer! It is the one baked good I make that I will actually boast about :) The kids ran around for hours on the playground and in the grass, had a BLAST doing stomp rockets and playing with friends. There were a few other families we knew at the park from Nature School as well. When it started getting dark, we all got cozy with blankets and the kids played with flashlights and laughed with their little buddies. Hazel was all snug and cuddly in my arms and slept through most all of the festivities. We didn't get home until midnight. It was wonderful! It was such a fun afternoon and evening, just relaxing with friends, eating good food, playing with the kids, laughing, enjoying, and celebrating. Happy Birthday, America!