I'm not sure what Will and Soren thought of the Fourth of July festivities this year, considering that in years past they were usually tucked into bed long before the fireworks started. This year it seemed like we couldn't get enough of fireworks displays.
The first one we enjoyed was Columbus' Red, White, & Boom. Children's Hospital hosted a great reading themed fundraiser called 'Read, White, & Boom', complete with music, hot air balloon rides, City Barbeque, balloon animals, and a great view of the fireworks.
The next day we were off to Grandma's house where the first fireworks we enjoyed were in Altoona with our fiends the Prezlocks.
On the actual Fourth of July, we enjoyed a lovely picnic on the farm hosted by our friends the Hites. My city boys reveled in the country pleasures of hunting tadpoles, picking blackberries, and feeding goats.
The reason why Soren isn't wearing a shirt in most of the pictures is that, within 15 minutes of arriving at the picnic, he fell into the pond.
That evening we were back in town for dessert on Grandma's porch, more amazing fireworks, and sparklers.
I can tell you what they thought of the car ride home: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...