We've been spending the fourth holiday with my parents since Cayden was a bitty baby. It's nice that the holiday always seems to fall on week that my sister and brother-in-law have their older children and we can all celebrate together as a big family.
After a hot dog dinner, we attempted to take some family photos for the first time (ever!) and it went about as well as could be expected. The fun thing? After we took all the photos and every one was in meltdown mode, Jeremy discovered the lens was on manual focus. So some photos were nice and focused, but the majority were not. Sad face. Guess we'll just have to all get together and take some more family photos sometime soon. Yay!
Our neighborhood usually has an awesome little show of fireworks above our lake. This year, there were TWO houses that decided to have some really great explosives. We just had to turn our heads back and forth. Like a little tennis match in the sky. I don't think there was a clear winner; all the kids enjoyed all the fireworks, so a win all around.
Once the fireworks were over, we headed back inside for brownies and homemade vanilla ice cream. A delicious way to end the evening!