Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our Fourth

We spent our Fourth of July afternoon at my parents' house.

Carrie and Victor had driven down for a visit, Mom and Dad had prepared a tasty meal of grilled burgers and sausage dogs-- with homemade Butterfinger ice cream for dessert! We watched a little of some old home videos (converted to digital), gave Carrie her birthday gifts (the actual day was a week or so ago), played a couple of card games ("Seven" and "Crazy Eights"), watched Kolby and Mandy demonstrate their ability to "wait" (not take treats placed on their feet until they get the signal that it's ok)-- and just generally visited.

Afterward, most of us drove into town to watch the fireworks display. (Donald took some photos of the fireworks. I may upload some of those, later. As of now, they're still sitting in the camera, and I'm too lazy/sleepy to deal with them, yet.)

It was a very pleasant way to spend the holiday-- and we didn't even have thunderstorms! (Lately, thunder has been a daily occurrence, so the quiet was a nice change of pace.)

And now there's a whole weekend left still left to enjoy! :o)