Our patriotic spirit has been in full effect. We cheered on the US team against Belgium in the World Cup game. The girls made signs to wave at the TV.
Festive 4th of July run with friends
followed by swim and lunch at my parents
Molly loved Papa and Grammy's float
and was a big fan of the popcorn bowl
Decided to keep it low key and bank on watching our neighbor's professional fireworks show with aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sparklers at dusk, or slightly before.
Our court (and far from our house) was the perfect place to set off our big fireworks
After the big in-the-sky show, our other neighbors continued with their fireworks stand finds. The kids were in awe.
Very thankful for our country. And very thankful that on the 5th of July, Melissa and the girls made it home to the US from Israel. We surprised her at the airport. She traveled close to 24 hours with no sleep, 14 hours in a plane with a 1 and 3 year old. She is my hero.
We waited one hour in the airport with 7 children, and we sympathized with Melissa all the more. My dad took a sweet little video of our embrace, but I think I'll save our tears of joy and that special moment for just us.