This is Jane at our 4th of July BBQ. She did not want Daddy to supervise her sparkler experience. Go Jane, go. It felt like summer. Uncle Austin and Telfer lit off fireworks in our driveway and the girls loved it. Telfer made the best-ever barbeque ribs from the cover of this month's Bon Appetit. I must say, they were really the best I have ever had. And easy! We had lots of fruit and berries, some of which ended up in our wine. Sangria!
Cate did much better with the fireworks this year. Jane slept through the late-night fireworks but we took Cate down to the street to watch our neighbors shoot off their fireworks. She plugged her ears for awhile but then got really, really into it. She was in fine form and I truthfully enjoyed watching her way more than the fireworks.
Our new front gate and fence are finally done. It looks like it's been here forever which I think is highest praise. It's so nice for the girls to play in the yard without worry of a car coming up our driveway or one of them racing down the driveway after a ball. Telfer and I have enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings talking or reading. It feels peaceful.