It seems like everyone was celebrating the 4th of July on the 3rd this year. Barbecue, drink margaritas and shoot off fireworks a day early? Who are we to complain?
Noah has started feeling better so, he donned his trusty hat to ward off the sun and a-grilling we went with our neighbor Chad's grill (Chad and Sadie are out of town. Sadie is Tag's girlfriend).
We also made Noah's famous margaritas. Mmmmm....
The food was fabulous, if I do say so myself.
After dinner we settled down to play Catan the card game (which I ended up winning, by the way), but Noah wanted some fireworks. We obviously weren't planning ahead. So we picked up and drove over to the fireworks stand down the street...and were I think their last customers of the 2010 season... by this I mean they had already broken out the beer and were celebrating closing up for the year.
We bought some Black Cat fountains, a couple of these little ball thingies and, of course, sparklers and headed home. Finished the card game while waiting for it to get dark (did I mention I won?).
Then we went down to our dock on the pond to set off our stash of fireworks!
Fun was had by all. The neighbors down the street had the big guns... illegal fireworks... and were shooting those off. I thought Tag would be scared by them (last year was particularly traumatic for him) but he was relaxed... that is as long as we didn't ask him to go outside. So he stayed inside to comfort Jack and Gill, who were quite upset...
I think their glowing eyes add to the drama of their feelings. Don't you?
All in all a good night! What did you do to celebrate the 3rd of July?