Our forth was a blast. My parents told the kids there was a surprise waiting for them so to come over early. The kids had a hard time going to bed they were so excited.
We woke up and put on our red white and blue.
(getting a picture with Amelia's hands out of her mouth is close to impossible...she likes to see how many fingers she can fit in at a time.)
Elijah loves to hug on his sisters. It usually ends up with them laughing and rolling around on the ground.
Then we made it over to my parents for the surprise....the rented a huge water slide for the day.
It was such a fun treat. And I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the dads.
(nay wanted to go with granddad, but once they got to the top she wasn't so sure.)
I think Elijah spent six hours on this thing...he kept going until the man came to take it away.
Celebrating holidays with little ones is a little different than just a few years ago when it was just us. They were so tired that they crashed right after dinner and didn't stay up to see any fireworks.
I watched for a little bit in our front yard. I love the fourth. It's one of my favorite holidays and I can't watch fireworks going off without imagining what the first Independence day was like. Imagining the bittersweetness of celebrating our freedom, but after such sacrifice. What a blessing to be an American.