Little sister rode too, but sat up front with Kels & Uncle Adam, who was driving the truck.
After the parade, we went out to DW's mom's house.
We didn't brave the fireworks in town, but Uncle Adam & Aunt Nen called us later that evening to meet them in the field in front of our house for some. They were really good ones. We called Kels to come out, too... That's the perks of all living next to each other....that and somebody always has a stick of butter you can borrow if you run out. :)
The actual 4th was kind of different this year. We spent the day working. We knew we'd be at the beach for the long weekend, so we wanted to get some things done at home. DW worked in the yard and I tried to catch up on housework.
My parents were over in St. Augustine and we'd talked about going over there for the evening to watch the fireworks with them, but decided against it at the last minute.
With all of our work done, we were ready for the rest of the weekend fun!
We headed for the beach for our annual race-weekend trip!
On the way, we decided to stop in at the track to see practice.
AB was an old pro, since she got to go to the track with DW and I a few months ago.
Friday was all-day at the beach fun.
Friday evening, we all went to dinner at the Port Orange Steakhouse.
An evening walk on the beach is always fun and our little family took one on Friday night. I also wanted to get some pictures of the girls on the beach, but forgot to put a memory card in our camera... I do that at least twice a year. :) I took some with my phone though...
Later that night, we had a fireworks show on the beach. Adam brought the rest of the ones he'd bought and they were great just like the others. I'd also picked up some sparklers for AB.
After fireworks, it was game time. We played a hilarious game of "Things" and laughed pretty much the entire time.
Saturday was another beach day.
That night, dinner was at Red Robin. The jalapeño coins were hotter than hot and fantastic...another favorite! :) Nie-Nie dropped the guys off at the races
Sunday we all packed up and headed back home... We had such a great time together and it's weekends like those that I'm certain we'll look back on years from now and smile.