We of course spent the 4th at Nola and Nopsi’s house attending their annual party. It was a small affair this year; lots of people were out of town since the holiday fell on a Saturday.
But LPb was there (so good to see her face!) and Dana and Dave brought Claire and Colin over to enjoy the afternoon with us. Much of the party was spent in the pool. The kids had a great time.
Nola and Nopsi had big wedges of watermelon for the kids to snack on later in the afternoon. Those were a big hit; Rory ate 9 of them. Yes, you read that right. I said NINE.
Another big hit were the root beer floats I made for the kids (and Aunt E). None of them had tasted one before, but there were big smiles all around after their first sip. Rory was the only one to pass on the floats and continue stuffing his face full of watermelon. Crazy fries.
Then he and Kate gave Nopsi big hugs once they were full of watermelon juice and root beer and ice cream. Nopsi HATES being sticky, so he took their show of love quite well considering.
We were the last ones there, along with Dana and Dave and Uncle Jeff and Aunt E. We finally pulled the kids away from the pool, dried them off, and got them into their clothes. Then we had an impromptu dance party in the living room before we finally said goodbye.
Fireworks were starting to go off all around us, so Kenny and I decided to drive down to the levee and take the boys to see the show put on by the Treasure Chest Casino. It was really late (we pulled up just before the show started at 9pm), but the boys were troopers and seemed to love seeing all of the colorful explosions in the sky.
I tried to get a good picture of the fireworks, but my phone just couldn’t capture it. However, QP and James had front row seats on the roof of their building for the “Go 4th on the River” celebration, and I got this picture from James the next morning.
America the beautiful, indeed.