So I'm a bit behind in blogging, not that we've had anything else going on to distract me, LOL. After more work in the house all morning and early afternoon of the Fourth, we were happy to escape the chaos and go to Adam and Laura T's house for the rest of the day. We had a relaxing, low-key celebration with just our 2 families. It was good to catch up--Laura and Addie had taken a trip in early June and returned the day we left for Idaho, so our families hadn't had a chance to visit all together in awhile.
The dads and kids swam for awhile as Lucan napped and Laura and I chatted inside where it was cool. Kenna did quite well in the pool with a floatie! She had so much fun that we enjoyed the melodious strains of an all-out temper tantrum when it was time to come inside. Laura grilled burgers and provided chips (plus munchies beforehand), and we brought "Pink Fluff" (Jell-o/Cool Whip/fruit cocktail stuff) and Oreo Ice Cream Delight for dessert. After chowing down, the kids watched Kung Fu Panda while we adults got in a couple of rounds of pinochle, during which Laura and I were once again defeated, sigh!
We went out to the street to do some fireworks that Adam and Laura had gotten. Amazingly Lucan slept inside the whole time! He really did so well the whole day we were away. I'm thankful he's kind of a go-with-the-flow baby, as that's what we need now! The kids enjoyed holding sparklers and watching the various fireworks until the supply ran out. Then, as it was about 9 p.m., Ted and I decided we had better head home since we were all pretty beat. We got to see a number of fireworks shooting off as we drove home, and we even got our own personal show from the bedroom window, which overlooks the city. We could see 3-4 of the major casinos' shows! Not quite the same as actually being there to hear them, but it was nice to have the little ones in bed!
I'll have to post photos to Facebook later...the wireless connection here at the TLF is not wanting to let me do anything fancy on the Internet! For those who don't have Facebook accounts (ahem, Mom!!), I'll try to remember to post a link to our photo albums later. :-)