We went to our annual family gathering to celebrate the 4th of July. Baby Dragon enjoyed reading homemade comics with her cousins.
I spent most of my day hanging out and chatting with my sister-in-law Ja.
Ja brought her close friend M to the gathering.
Handsome Husband played board games with this nieces and nephews. Sweetie borrowed Aunt Ja’s swimsuit so she could join cousins down at the river. Handsome Husband and I had decided not to bring swim gear since we had just gone to the river the day before. But that was a mistake, of course the kids wanted to go play in the water with their cousins! Luckily, Aunt Ja was willing to let Sweetie borrow hers.
Captain Adorable wasn’t so lucky, he couldn’t borrow any swim gear, so I gave him some poppers to try and help him deal with the disappointment of not being able to swim.
He enjoyed putting on a show for me.
He shared a few poppers.
He threw away a dud. And made a show of popping one in this fingers.
Freckled cheeks and blue eyes.
Someone starting shooting off some parachute fireworks and Captain Adorable was excited to join the hoard of kids trying to catch one. He got lucky.
Handsome Husband enjoyed playing volleyball with family.
Captain Adorable liked the big rope swing.
Captain Adorable pushed the merry-go-round for the little kids until Handsome Husband came over to push them all.
Baby Dragon found some new cousin friends to play with since all the other ones were down at the river.
And she volunteered to take some family dogs for a walk.
Baby Dragon found a little bike to ride. Handsome Husband played frisbee.
Sweetie came back from the river and played with some sparklers.
Baby Dragon was brave this year and tried the sparklers.
She put on a good face.
Then she got startled by a loud firework going off behind her and she started to rethink the sparklers.
Not her favorite past time.
Handsome Husband thought he would help.
Sweetie played cards with Cousin S. They ran into a smoke bomb together.
Captain Adorable wanted his sound canceling ear covers. He looks fantastic in his glowing glasses.
Baby Dragon rocks the glasses.
We enjoyed the firework show together.