It's not fried chicken but it'll have to do.
Me and my little sailor.
My patriotic face.
My family. Wish it wasn't so foggy!
From there, we migrated to my sister's house to hang out in her pool. JUST like we did last year! Aiden, being an 11 year old, likes to be entertained and occupied at all times so it was best to have an evening activity lined up. We swam again and he made a new friend. Todd and Spencer spent most of the time inside enjoying the air conditioning and quiet time. Spence was on the verge of a nap for a loooooong time (even resting once on the Sully bump) but just wouldn't give in. Party animal.
Spencer and Sully.
Finally, after 8+ hours in the heat, sun, and surf, Todd, Spencer and I had exhausted every ounce of energy we had left, but Aiden was still ready to rock! I remember those days. He ended up staying at my sisters for a few more hours, swimming with his new pal. Us tired folks jumped into our pajamas and Spencer and I got our snuggle on in the big bed. Before I knew it, he was out like a light and I followed closely behind.
Finally gave in!
It was a LOT like last 4th of July except Spencer was here instead of growing in my guts. I wish I had seen some fireworks but there are always other opportunities for that. It was more important for me to rest my aching body, which is REALLY feeling the holiday today. Hell, Spencer slept until 10 and then took a nap! I will continue to be a fan of 4th of July...but next year I'm going to have a cocktail! Or maybe THREE...red, white, and blue!
Happy Independence Day! And Happy Long Weekend To Me!