4th of July Recap

We had ourselves a pretty quiet little 4th of July here in Phoenix. With temps around 110°, we kept the outdoor fun to a minimum.
We went for a swim before it got too hot, then retreated to the house to play. We watched a little TV too, catching the end of West Side Story and then The Music Man.
We had a really yummy dinner of brats, corn on the cob, pasta salad, corn muffins, and watermelon. It was so good!
Later, we headed outside again to do some snaps...
and some sparklers!
The kids had a blast doing sparkler after sparkler.
But, we started getting hot again, so we headed back inside to wait for it to get a little bit darker and hopefully a little bit cooler.
We were back at it again after the sun went down (unfortunately, still really hot though). I think this photo was taken right before Seamus burnt his hand on a sparkler and declared over and over again, "I don't want to play anymore, I don't want to play anymore." Poor little guy.
Madeleine was happy to finish up the rest of the sparklers by herself.
After the sparklers were gone, we called it a night. One of these years we'll let them stay up late and go see a good fireworks display, but for now, I'm enjoying our quiet little backyard celebrations.

How was your 4th? Did you see fireworks or a parade? With how hot it is here this time of year, I confess, it's not the funnest holiday for me anymore. You know how people do Christmas in July? I'm considering starting 4th of July in December for all us desert folks. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I always look forward to you pictures. Everyone looks great and you had all the good 4th of July food !