We decided to spend the 4th at Grandma Kathi's new house. Not only does she have the sweetest house but it overlooks the golf course and it is so quiet and peaceful it makes for some relaxation time for me.
First I'd like to give you a little tour of Grandma's house because she worked really hard on it and it turned out beautiful.
We decided to head to the pool first. It was an overcast day at a perfect temperature of about 95 so we were excited to spend some time cooling off in the pool. It took the girls and the adults for that matter a few minutes to get used to the water as it was a bit cold. Once we were in it for a while though it was quite refreshing.
The view is so nice and Brooke like to climb over the wall onto the grass on the other side.
It started to rain so we took the snacks inside where I was able to bet some really cute pictures of Charlotte in her chair.
After the girls woke from their nap the great grandparents and Uncle Mike came over for dinner. By then the sky cleared up and the sun came out and there was a cool breeze to enjoy.
Of course Charlotte got terribly messy at snack time so I had to give her a bath in Kathi's sink. I didn't have a change of clothes for her so we stole one of grandma's t-shirts. Charlotte then had a blast helping herself to the cherries in Grandma's fruit bowl.
After Dinner came dessert and fireworks and what photographers call "dream lighting."
We had the all American Apple Pie with Vanilla ice cream for dessert and the girls LOVED it. I'm not even sure if Ben got a single bite.
We decided to just do the small fireworks this year with Brooke being so young and it being her first experience. Of course she loved the sparklers.
Ben has a new title...Family Piro.