|Some children reading a bit of history about the 4th of July.|
|The adults showing off their knowledge (or lack of!) the founding fathers.|
|Some treats and of course a good variety of liquid refreshment.|
|Essie and Madeline taking a lemonade break in the shade.|
|Todd helping Lillian refill a water gun while holding sleeping Peter.|
|Most of the children played a game of Rounders which is a predecessor of America's favorite pass-time - baseball!|
|Isn't it pretty?! Did I mention that we are huge fans of Cake Boss? Not exactly up to Buddy's level, but we were happy with how it turned out!|
We came home, sat in the air conditioning a bit, and had some friends over for a little BBQ. She brought over the meat and potato salad and I provided some chips and veggies. Then we had dessert that Haley and I made that morning. Check it out....red, white, and blue cake!
The kids all headed outside to run in the sprinklers for a bit to wait for it to get dark. Then we hopped into big blue and went to watch the fabulous fireworks display over the lake. It was almost 11:00 pm before the last kiddo was tucked in, so it was a long and exhausting day. I am glad that it only happens only once a year!