A few weeks ago, we were planning to stay in town for the fourth because Eric was scheduled to staff a workout on Saturday, July 2nd. But since, y'know, he's not working now and all, we decided to go ahead and slip away to my parents' house for the weekend.
My hometown shoots off fireworks a couple of days before the actual 4th (since the bigger cities of Akron and Cleveland both have firework displays on the holiday). A park less than half a mile from my parents' house plays host to the display, so Saturday night we walked up the street and sat and watched fireworks. I thought Brennan would be freaked out, but he just sat and watched them, mesmerized.Bonus-- we ran into my IRL friend, Ms. Rose, whose parents live a street away from mine. They had walked up to the fireworks too! Ms. Rose has been kickin' some weight-loss butt and looked fabulous!
The rest of our weekend was spent being lazy, going on a date with my husband, doing a little shopping at Ann Taylor Loft (they were having a great sale and my dairy cow duties for Brennan have necessitated a few more forgiving tops to start the school year next month), and just being together. Bonus 2-- we took a walk one night and stopped by another friend from high school's parents' house. She was visiting with her just-turned-one daughter. It was great to see Katie and meet Alexandra. I don't think I've seen Katie since one of the summers we were both home from college.
Anyway, on the actual fourth, we donned our red, white, and blue and walked around downtown Hudson. Most of the shops were closed, but I happened to have my camera with me and an impromptu photo shoot ensued. I'm not a pro by any means, but I think these turned out quite well. In fact, the one of our whole family is getting blown up for our living room (hopefully I can Photoshop the people out of the background, but if not, no big deal). Enjoy the cute-ness!