This year, it rained a ton over the 4th of July weekend. It rained so much that we decided not to drive to a nearby town to get fireworks because there was water covering the roads. But there were just enough breaks in the weather that allowed us to enjoy the holiday.
The kids enjoyed looking at a tank full of snapping turtles that my brother had caught.
There were a few fireworks set off by the kids, and a few coolers blown up by the adults.And of course, there was visiting and drinks enjoyed by all!
The adults were largely out numbered by the kiddos. The kids didn't care if it was raining or not, they still set off their fireworks.
Sunday, on the actual holiday, it was so gray and dreary that we layed in bed most of the day watching movies and just hanging out. Around 4 o'clock we thought we'd try to head to Goddard and pick up some fireworks. We were pretty surprised to see that most of the streets in town were flooded and the big ditch on the main highway was about to spill over. We used our better judgement and headed straight to the party (which was in the other direction with no flooded roads).
Thankfully, there was a break in the rain from about 6 o'clock to about 10. This was the first year we'd been to my aunt and uncle's house for the 4th, but we'd heard how exciting it could be. They had the best shrimp and potatoes we'd ever eaten. Although it may not look appetizing in this pic, the food was awesome!
Now you DON'T!