Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day

We had a great 4th of July. It started with us sleeping right through the 5k we fully intended participating in. Oh well. We did make it to the ward breakfast and games celebration however. After some muffins and yummy summertime fruit, we participated in a rousing game of water balloons and then headed back home for some more laziness. We spend a good majority of the day lounging around and trying to stay cool in our un-airconditioned home (it was a long and busy weekend, so we needed it). At 4pm we headed for beautiful Sausalito to Tom and Auntie's house. The company was wonderful, the weather was cool and breezy, and the food was great (especially the s'mores- my idea!)
Ben absolutely loved the fireworks this year. In fact, he was a bit of a fireworks policeman; ordering everyone else to stop talking and watch the fireworks. He even told the teenage daughter of a family friend to "stop texting," "put your phone away," "watch the fireworks." He pretty much had everyone laughing the entire night. We got to see the very up-close and personal show in front of Angel Island, and then got to see the two simultaneous shows over the bay in San Francisco. It really is the perfect spot for fireworks. Traffic was pretty bad leaving, and after sitting in stop-and-go traffic for about ten minutes, a very tired little boy from the back seat asked me if he could go to sleep now. And then with my permission, he was out!

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