This year we had an afternoon get-together with good friends, complete with a summer storm and a mud-pit greatly enjoyed by these boys:
It was so cool and breezy after that-such a relief from the heat here. Hopefully next year we'll have some grass but it was fun watching them have so much fun in the mud! We had a leisurely time, then headed over to the electric light parade.
Nicky practicing his hip-hip-hoorays:
Then it was back to the house for a few fireworks, although Nicky crashed out on the way home and I didn't bring a camera along...
I really love introducing him to holidays, and trying to make special memories. There's nothing like childhood for that.