Celebrating America

Our 4th of July was low key with NO plans
but plenty of fun things to make memories and fill in-between.
After work on Saturday before the 4th, we ate supper with Greg and Lela
and had fun playing with Tori and Dylan (and their toys)

Neighbors Jeff and Sally and their daughter came over and we did some fireworks!

This picture cracks me up, Joe is relaxed!
We snuck in a trip to our friends cabin in Washington after this - we stayed out until the wee hours of the morning and we had the tired kids in church the next morning!
But, we had a great time visiting with friends.
Sunday was back to relaxing, Joe and I by the pool
everyone else had plans.
We did some hit stick, which I am not good at!
Sam, Dan and Noah went out on the golf course.
It was Sam's second trip out and of course he loved it.

Monday was the 3rd and it was back to work for this crew - of course we made the best of it!
We dressed festive and ate some DQ dilly bars to boot!
The boys left Monday morning with Grandma and Grandpa and the grands
for a trip to a St. Louis game.

We found them in the bleacher seats on TV,  Grandpa is right behind the white hat in the middle of the screen and Joe is 2 to the left - ha fun times.
They stayed for fireworks after the game and rode the train back over  to IL where their hotel was...
they had a great time.
We relaxed on the 4th and waited for our boys to come home - and THIS happened
my beloved 5 year old pool float bit the dust.
The seams came apart and I sewed it once...but then it ripped again the the pool.
Just imagine me the pool float and 1000s of white beads.
We all swam once the boys made it home
And had some energy left for a 4th festival in Odon.
DH helped fry elephant ears and the boys and I milled around.
Everything was free and we (I while they played 9 square)
 stood in this line for 1hr15min for a snow cone.

The fireworks were very worth it.

We had a great 4th celebrating America!