There was lots for the kids to do...skateboarding, playing on the playground, water balloon Volleyball and eating ice cream. D didn't sit still long enough to get any decent pics of him, but here is A and J, playing at the sand table in the playground.
A, sleeping with her eyes open, enjoyed watching from the comfort of Daddy's lap! D behind her.
When the church fireworks were all done, we could just barely see through the trees, a part of the city's fireworks. The pictures aren't great, but it was fun to see.
This was taken hand held over a long period, so looks kind of funky.
After 10 PM...they finally gave out on the way home! This is A.
And this is J...and they are still sleeping at 8:45 AM! LOL We aren't going anywhere today but will bbq burgers. We have lots of work to do to get ready for our birthday trip with Aunt Shelley who is arriving TOMORROW!!!!!!! Yeah! Guaranteed lots of pics when we come back from Yosemite. I can't wait to really give my new camera a good run there. Although I was disappointed to see on the website that the waterfalls are near the drying out stage. When we were there two years ago they had record rainfall, flooding in the spring etc and the waterfalls were at the highest level in 25 years...spectacular! Still Yosemite is so beautiful, it's even worth braving all the other tourists there. We are renting a cabin about 20 miles outside the Arch Rock Entrance and it has a little kitchen which will save on food. Friday we will go into the Yosemite Valley because on the weekend it will be nuts. And then on Saturday we will go over the Tioga Pass, which is on the northern side and less people. It's really beautiful. If there is time we hope to get as far as Mono Lake, but that's a big IF, because we will take up a lot of time just taking pics! LOL Three photographers and three poor little kids waiting while Mom, Dad and Aunt Shelley take pics. But we know a few fun places to stop along the way and get your feet wet and stretch your legs. They like adventures too, so I think it will be okay. Sunday before going home, we will celebrate Shelley's birthday by going to Glacier Point. We have never been there before and it is supposed to have gorgeous views of Half Dome and looks over the valley. Please pray for traveling mercies for us!
And when I get back...MS 3 Clue #2 will be up! Yeah!