Nate started celebrating the holiday a little early. He left at 9:30 pm on July 3rd and hiked Mt. Charleston all night with his buddy Brett. They got home about 12 hours later with bloodshot eyes, sore knees, and foggy brains. They had a great time, but really pushed themselves to the limit with that hike!
He slept most of the morning, and the kids and I ran errands and prepared food. Jansen and Natalie also had their swim lessons at 9:30. The real fun began at 4 when the Comins showed up...
Thank goodness we have holidays to bring us together because our busy lives keep us apart most of the time! And at some point in the evening, Natalie put on her swimsuit.
And Emmy put on Natalie's shoes.
Oh this guy just stole my heart.
Getting excited about the fireworks.
I'm still confused about why we did the fireworks on the pool...I mean, I know the grass wasn't an option but whatever.
Happy end to our evening. Then we turned up the fans and sound machines and prayed the kids would sleep through all the illegal fireworks going off in the wonderful city that is North Las Vegas.