Tuesday, July 04, 2006
We all went out to Long Island today for a family visit and barbecue. Mom took K and J out shopping for a while (she can't stop spending money on my kids) and W swam in the pool all day. He still needs his floaties, but he doesn't mind. When the girls got back, they spent hours in the pool, too. My sister made the best pasta salad in the world and B barbecued dinner. The neighbors had bottle rockets and Roman candles going off all afternoon. It downpoured for about 10 minutes and then was sunny again - so everyone went back in the pool after dinner. On the drive home I decided to drive us over to a great area right on the East River where we had a pretty nice view of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. We grabbed a beach chair for W to lie down on and got a good spot. A few dozen others went down there as well, but it wasn't crowded. Cars had the radio simulcast on and it was so cool to see the fireworks somewhat going with the music. We stayed for about 45 minutes. Such a great end to a great day!