we had a fun day celebrating the 4th of july. we spent the afternoon at the pool, then headed to my in-laws' for dinner with family.
but for the fourth straight year, we didn't make it to see fireworks.
i had really hoped this would be our year to make it to see some fireworks, but a fun-filled day wears a boy out. he tuckered out just before 9, so we didn't bother to head out for a view.
fireworks or not, this red, white, and blue trio satisfied my soul. the patriotic pies, courtesy of my sister-in-law, were blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, and coconut cream, finished off with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. YUM.