We have hardly ever celebrated our nation's birthday at home and not because of a love for fireworks all over the US...mainly, it's one less vacation day to take. Those were precious in my working days. I took a little trip down memory lane to see just how long it's been since we were in town...2005. We had just come home from our honeymoon.
It was a nice change to be in town, even extending the holiday a day early with an overnight to Casa Crawford Senior. It's Crawford family tradition to put on a "Lame Fireworks show," a first for our family. It was scheduled a day early, purchased from a grocery store and properly displayed during daylight hours.
There was a moment of fear at the awe-inspiring fireworks. She was then accompanied by Grandma to the farthest point of the viewing area.
The rest of the show was all smiles.
We held a simple picnic at Grandma and Grandpa's pool for the fourth. It was a scorcher of the day so we were in the water more than we were out. Billy even dusted off his swim teachin' skills and gave Lauren a private lesson.
We were both extremely proud of our beach chairs. He simply enjoyed a chair his size, I was full on salesman for our Tommy Bahama beach chairs. It's a backpack, cooler, and chair. But who wants to spend $84 when you can get it for the bargain price of $26.99 at Costco!
We had a great day! I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.