We had originally planned on spending the 4th of July with some friends, but the day before, their little boys came down with the flu - so we decided to just hang at home and have a family day!
Philip and I started off the day weeding... fun right?? lol. And then, we washed the cars, Bennett likes to help, of course.
Bennett mowed the lawn for us, wasn't that sweet of him?? And then he decided to take his mower to the neighbors yard and mow theirs, too. ;-)
Little East slept for a lot of the day, which is why he isn't in many of the photos. BUT he woke up in time for the pool party!
See below ⬇ He totally gets wound up before he throws the pop-it. By the end of the night, he was throwing them behind him, he thought it was awesome.
This is him running toward me.
So... we took him home and put him to bed at 8:30pm. He passed out as soon as his head hit the pillow and slept through the entire night. I honestly don't know how he slept through it all because it was so freakin' loud. The entire street was setting off
I snapped these from standing in my driveway. It's hard to tell from these pictures but they were the BIG beautiful, expensive fireworks. And there was no shortage of these in our neighborhood. I'm really looking forward to next year when, hopefully, Bennett will be awake for them.
As for East, he had a little harder time falling asleep, but once the street party died down, he fell asleep (around 11pm) and stayed asleep. Both kids were so exhausted that they slept in the next morning! It was a nice treat!
I really did have a wonderful holiday with my little family. It ended up being absolutely perfect! Can't think of a better way to celebrate the U.S.A! :)