One of our traditions involves making Walt a patriotic T-shirt. Landon designed this one. :)
Walt and Jordan - they are becoming good buds. :)
And of course, we finished off the evening with fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks. I tease Landon about this every year. Seeing a big fireworks display has never really part of his family's tradition. But to me, it just isn't the 4th until you blow something up. :)
There is really something about sitting in a large group of fellow Americans, staring at the lights in the sky, listening to Neil Diamond, and contemplating how blessed we all are to live here.
The show was actually pretty good! Probably about as elaborate as Stadium of Fire. And we had great seats right by the lake.
I love everything about this day. To me, it has everything Christmas has - great food, time off work, hanging out with family, relaxation - without the cold weather or the stress. We're so glad we got to celebrate together and with friends!
...And if I let Walt have some of his parade candy for breakfast the next day, that just makes it better! Right? ...Right?