After the early morning parade and after-party, we headed to the pool for loads more family fun in the sun!
When the littles fingers were wrinkled as raisins and they were sufficiently sugared up on cotton candy and sno cones, we headed home to set up for our evening fete. Now, I know y’all all know what they say about the best laid plans… Well, we had some pretty solid ones to celebrate the Fourth, resplendent with party tents, buntings, a jumpy jump, zip line, bubbles, side walk chalk, a play set and loads of blankets for watching fireworks on the golf course. And just as we had set up the last table and stepped back to admire our handy work, the storm rolled in. Honey and I frantically moved all the tables and some of the seating under cover and the back yard celebration we’d envisioned quickly became a garage hootenanny. With the unexpected shuffle, I failed to take as many pictures of the little details as I should have. Though, they were admittedly a little less fabulous in the lovely space generally reserved for car parking and wood working :-)
The “Eats” table went un-photographed but housed the delish Lowcountry Boil cooked up by Honey and all of the side dishes graciously brought by the other party-goers. The “Sweets & Treats” table was loaded with all sorts of patriotic goodies – cupcakes, pretzel sticks, marshmallow pops, rice krispies treats, popcorn and buckets of candy.
The “Drinks” table had fixin’s for all sorts of Southern summer libations. Sweet tea, lemonade, firefly, fresh mint, fresh lavender AND the requisite Coke, beer, wine and water.
At the first break in the clouds, we toted the newly painted picnic table out for the littles… only to carry in back in at the thunder that boomed and rain that ensued oh…about two minutes later :-)
All rain and little hiccups aside, we celebrated our country and our freedom enjoying the company of friends and family! I can’t think of much better than that. And TODAY we had a visit from childhood bestie E and her THREE littles AND old neighbor S and her twins. I adore looooong weekends!!!