We had a lovely Fourth of July! Shrike was off work, so we actually got to spend the day together as a family, and we were also able to spend the evening with friends.
We started with swimming lessons. It was "family day" so there were lots of parents and grandparents hovering around the deck taking photos, so we were finally able to get close enough for you to actually see Peeper in the pool.
From there, we went to another MOMS Club friend's house to watch the fireworks. She lives right next to the park, and they were shooting them off literally just a few feet from her backyard. As soon as they started, several of the little ones freaked out because of the noise and had to go inside, but not our Peeper. She loved it.
We'd brought glow sticks/bracelets for all the kids, and during the show, she was "directing" the fireworks, telling them what to do!