We've had thunder storms all week, and things looked iffy for our community's Fourth of July celebration, but today turned out beautifully!
It was drizzling in the morning, when we walked over to watch the parade.
Every emergency vehicle in North Carolina was there, I think, with sirens screaming. I'm not sure why they do that.
This is my favorite part -- the horses!
Travis bought me my yearly barbecue sandwich. It was scrumptious.
The games started at 1:30.
Some friends came over, and they joined in the games! Here is Travis in the sack race!
And here some of the older boys watch the younger kids compete.
The egg toss.
And the boys' egg toss. Travis and Chris were one of the last three pairs, but they didn't win. Still, a good showing!
Then pool time....
Later, the boys went back and did boy stuff across the street, the girls played, and the grown-ups drank wine and talked. Then pizza, more talk, and fireworks. The fireworks were fantastic! A perfect Fourth of July.