We celebrated the 4th of July at the pool with all the cousins...
It was the day after Liam and Lillie turned 3, so we also celebrated their birthdays, batman and princess style.
Of course we had patriotic outfits for them, thanks to Ema. So we tried a photo shoot, and it turned out to be much easier than it has in the past!
You can just feel their love for each other... They are the best of friends.
After the festivities at Ema and Pa's pool, we went to Aunt Jessie and Uncle Shu's to watch fireworks from their front lawn, and what a view! They were huge, professional fireworks only a few hundred yards away.
Needless to say... they were a little loud for Miss Claire Jane.
Last year she was a champ, and LOVED the fireworks. This year the poor girl was shaking and crying.
Once we took her to the car and shut all the doors, she loved every bit of them. She announced the colors that were bursting before her... Maybe next year she won't be so scared of the noise.
Right before the fireworks show, the lightning bugs came out!
Usually Claire sticks her nose up and says "EW BUG!" but not with these guys.
Daddy and Uncle Shu showed her how to catch them with 2 hands, and by the end of the night she was chasing them and catching them all by herself!
We are looking forward to many nights outside under the stars catching lightning bugs!