|Flag Cake--wouldn't be the 4th without it.|
The day started with our neighborhood 5K. Lizzy, John and Will ran it with me. It was John and Will's first 5K. They did great especially Will who beat lots of adults and older kids, including his older brother.
Then I went and bought 500 pounds of ice. Because as Grandma Mitchell always said: "Anything worth doing is worth over doing."
After purchasing ice and trying to cram it all into our freezers, we went swimming at our friends' new house in Poway. Their pool is fabulous but it doesn't quite compensate for them moving so far away.
|Zoey testing the water slide.|
.....made homemade root beer
and ice blocked!
I have a great video of ice blocking that I wish I could upload. But no luck, so this picture will have to do--it's pretty great anyhow.
John liked to ice block on his tummy. He calls this penguin style and it resulted in a really muddy t-shirt which I'm afraid will never be clean again.
As it grew dark, we climbed to the top of the hill and watched fireworks. It was a very happy fourth.