Is the Fourth of July really the Fourth of July without watermelon? Here's the mess I made with my big knives and two watermelons. I ixnayed the cutting board since the mess would have overflowed everywhere anyway.
As with the watermelon, so with the homemade ice cream.
Facepainting! Cayna originally requested a red, white, and blue mouse. Kevin steered her toward a star. John got the grand ol' flag.
We set up in the street and started lighting things on fire. It was quite a display.
John was a bit nervous about all the noise. I loved holding him.
Joe was cool.
We've never been hip enough to get the family-4th-of-July-matching shirts. We still aren't. But at eleven p.m. on the 3rd, I remembered that weeks before, Joe had sweetly requested a "Fourth of July shirt". Kev made it happen with a late-night run to trusty WalMart.