Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BBQ & Street Fireworks

4th of July wouldn't be complete without a backyard BBQ and some fireworks set off right in front of your house when it gets dark. So that's just what we did. Ben cooked up some burgers, hot dogs, and zucchini, which went along with some sides and awesome appetizers and desserts that Kelly and Molly brought. The kids had fun running around stealing toys from each other while us adults enjoyed some good old American Budweiser and blackberry mojitos with fresh mint. 

Ben did a few snakes and these two were a teeny bit uncertain about what would happen. So naturally, they wrapped their arms around each other. 

Molly looking gorgeous holding Drew despite the 98 degree (or was it higher?) temp. 

Again, these two. They couldn't keep their hands off each other - HA! 

Owen's expression in this shot is priceless:

Just look at all those rolls and creases on our little sweet pea:

The dads did some of these:

As the kiddos cooled off with some ice pops:

This was the view from our side of the street over to our neighbor's driveway where they were setting off similar fireworks:

We decided we should try to coordinate every year so the kids get to enjoy twice the fireworks. A huge thank you to Grandpa Marshall who gifted us with the huge package of fireworks from Wisconsin. They were a big hit and we even have a full box left for next year!

The highlight of the night was the unexpected illegal fireworks that were set off a few streets away from us just as we were finishing up. It felt like a private fireworks show just for us because we had such a perfect view! Such a neat way to end the day celebrating our country's birthday. 

Happy 4th everyone!!

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