After the parade, we went over to my brother & sister in laws house to have pancake breakfast (The pancakes at Joey & Stacey's house are a lot better then the ones at the Carmichael Community Center haha). It was nice to spend time with Joey, Stacey, John's parents, my mom, my sister and our sweet nieces. After breakfast Josselyn went home with Yaya to take a nap so John & I took advantage of the free time & went to see a matinee movie with some of our friends. After the movie we came home and quickly put on our swim suits. Independence Day is not complete without a dip in the pool. Our little water baby had a blast swimming with Mommy, Daddy, Yaya and all her aunties & uncles. After a couple hours of swimming it was time to fire up the grill. We went to my mom's house and had some friends and family over for a good old fashion 4th of July BBQ. Nothing says 4th of July better than grilled hot dogs & hamburgers (& turkey-burgers)
We ended the day by watching a fabulous fireworks show in my mom's neighborhood. I was a little worried how Josselyn would react to the fireworks but she absolutely loved them! The loud noises did not even phase her. She just stared up at the sky mesmerized by all the lights. It was so relaxing just sitting on a blanket outside on the grass watching fireworks with my family & friends. The only thing that could have made this day any better was if our whole family was there for the celebration. This holiday was darn near perfect & we definitely made some great memories that I will never forget!
GOD BLESS AMERICA