We kept it low key this year for the 4th of July. We are not huge fans of going out in the large crowds so we skipped the carnivals, parades, and large firework displays. Instead we had our own family day filled with activities and food including: a watermelon bust, money water scramble, pool time, hog dog BBQ, and pack of fireworks. It was a fairly successful day even though our kids had a handful of ups and downs – like when Hannah had her sunscreen drip into her eyes during our money scramble and ruined her life for what seemed like a few hours. Russell had a very hard time listening and had some meltdowns but we survived them all. Enjoy our photos of yesterday!