Happy 4th of July!!
Which can get kinda exhausting. Gotta refuel by sneaking a quick, quiet rest wherever you can find one (sloth),
and with a dang good meal to top it off.
Then off to the park to join friends in a friendly game of kickball. When was the last time you played that? It was awesome! Baby L decided to opt out and hang out with Bopa so he wouldn't feel bad sitting out all by himself. Dude played for a few minutes until somebody distracted him, G, and everybody else under 5 with a huge bucket of bubbles. M and J had some great kicks and alongside mommy proved that girls can play ball. Daddy proved that boys cheat. And show off. And are cute so we forgive them in the end.
Uncle Rick could hardly wait to start setting off his stash of fireworks. The kids were more excited than it looks in this picture. It was really hot.
We won't mention that the first one he lit, tipped over and shot off toward the spectators. No harm, no foul! Now the whole reason we had our three honored guests was that they had wanted to check out our claims that they could not dream up a firework show that could compete with what we see in Dickinson. Despite it being illegal to set off fireworks within city limits, we do the 4th better than anyone. That's partially because of the blatant disregard for the law. It is insane. You can hardly tell when the city's show begins and ends. And there are a number of times when you worry about life and limb. But it's awesome. I don't think they were disappointed!