We had such a blast over the long July 4th weekend! To me, it felt like the epitome of summer. The perfect blend of sun screen slathered, dirt covered, water balloon soaked, sweaty little kids with gigantic smiles and late bed times.
Time spent with family and friends paired nicely with fantastic food and icy cold adult beverages.
There was light rain but mostly the sun was shining and the typical oppressive summer heat was replaced with 80's and mild breezes.
Lastly, the enjoyment of fireworks being ignited from the street with kids at the perfect ages to shriek with excitement at every fountain or sparkler being lit.
While all of this was almost too good to be true, it was a proclamation from my son that took it all over the edge to down-right perfection. He wasn't speaking to anyone in particular he just simply blurted out with all the five year old enthusiasm he could muster... "This is the BEST 4th of July, EVER!!"
I might have to agree with him. I'm already looking forward to next year!