ice cold, juicy, sweet watermelon!!
Did you notice? One twin used a fork and a plate for his watermelon? The other dug in face first and gobbled it down! Then stuck his face in the pool to clean it off.
but they were ready for some fireworks!
Darling Daughter even held a sparkler...without burning her fingers!!
We felt quite safe with three firemen on board. The Oldest did most of the firework-lighting, but this year Quatro convinced his dad that he was old enough to help. He actually did well and had fun, but let me just say...Pip Squeak...no fireworks. Ever. That boy is scary! Oldest handed him a Roman Candle and he proceeded to point it straight into the woods. Then turned around and aimed it at the truck! Then he went to light another one and LEANED DOWN over it while trying to light the fuse...no...not good. He'll be on the sidelines watching for a while yet!
It's a good thing we celebrated the Fourth of July on the Fourth and not the Fifth! We had great weather...a little warm, but not humid and a nice breeze. But the FIFTH! Storms, lightning, thunder, wind, torrential rain, limbs down, power out! Whew!
Well...I'm off to pack. Beach this weekend!
Which reminds me...anyone want to Lucy-sit next week??