Our holiday weekend was pretty quiet with Doc and Dodger going to the dog park and working in the yard a lot and me doing, well, not much. It ended with a 4th of July which felt kind of like an old fashioned day to me. I went with my daughter Jill and her family to their swim club, a club which has been around for over 50 years.
The pool had the feel of the kind of pools I went to when I was a kid. It even still has a diving board which Jared and Justin made good use of.
The boys played some water football with their dad, who showed great skill in catching the ball mid-air as he jumped off the diving board. He showed even more skill with some fancy dives.
There were pool games and "biggest splash" contests for the kids and lots of old-fashioned fun.
Later in the evening I went with my other daughter, Joanna, and her family to watch their town's fireworks.
Beck watched the fireworks wide-eyed, saying an occasional "oooh!"
EJ was all smiles and kept saying "I love celebrating the 4th of July."
I agree.....it was fun celebrating the 4th of July.