We don't celebrate the founding of the United States for just one day. No, it takes an entire weekend to get in all our favorite festivities.
We started out at the lake, relaxing and digging in the sand for the day. Then off to two family reunions on Sarah's side. One at a favorite park in Ohio...unfortunately the pool was closed because it was too cold. That's right. Too cold to swim on July 3rd. But we filled the time taking pictures of the girls in their matching pineapple rompers.
Well, we also played, ate, and visited with family.
This year that park had an extra bonus: dead trees were carved into extremely detailed wood sculptures. Really impressive work!
At the next reunion, the girls jumped in a bounce house, overdosed on all things glow stick, played with sparklers, and watched fireworks. The drive home from this party was great because we could watch firework displays happening all the way!
We got home very late that night...tired, tired girls slept in a very little bit on Independence Day. We whisked them off to Grandma and Grandpa's house to see Baby Catherine and the rest of Sarah's family for lunch. All the granddaughters were coordinating and cute in their festive Fourth of July gear. The cousin club is growing quickly...next year there will be two more red, white, and blue babies added to the gang!
After lunch we drove back to the lake to enjoy the afternoon with Tim's family.
That evening the lake neighbors put on a fabulous fireworks show for HOURS! They were going off continuously from every direction around the lake. The girls could not believe how lucky they were to witness so many fireworks!
Someday they'll know how lucky they are to live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. A sincere thank you to all who have served our country protecting our freedom and the freedoms of others around the world.