The kids had lots of fun this 4th of July! In the morning we had a nice leisurely breakfast. We took some fun Independence Day pics of the kids as they played with the flags. In the afternoon we visited our friends the Wilson's, and the two Whittle families were there. We enjoyed good company, delicious food, and despite the cloudy weather, the kids swam and had a blast!! In the evening we went with our Ward family to the public pool and then met Grandma and Grandpa in our "regular" spot to watch fireworks!! Keira and I talked about the flag and the fireworks and why we celebrate with them. We discussed what Independence Day is all about and talked about where the words from "Oh Say Can You See" came from. I love this promised land of freedom! I see on the news and read about other countries and realize the enormous blessings we have living in this great nation where we can worship as we please, act think and communicate however we please within reason. It is an amazing thing to live in America and I feel forever grateful to those who have died to preserve these freedoms we enjoy every day!