First, I should mention that the Christmas tree is a tree my mother keeps up all year round. She changes the decorations to match the current or upcoming holiday. If you click on the photo itself, it will enlarge it. You can see that the tree is decorated all red, white, and blue with red, white and blue garland shaped in little stars. Just wait until Halloween. The decorations are easier to see.
Last Thursday, we got out of work and headed to Maryland to spend time with my family. We met my parents, Sister, and Nephew there. We left on Thursday so we could be there in time for the parade on Friday. As soon as we hit the county, it started to pour which was a sign of the weekend to come. It rained all Thursday and looked pretty grey on Friday. Luckily, the parade went on. We found a bakery with a covered area from which to watch the parade. So, most of us stayed dry. The rest of Friday was kind of a wash... literally. The fireworks were postponed. We mostly just went to Walmart and most hung out around the house.
On Saturday, it rained most of the morning, but it cleared up in the afternoon so we went on the neighbors' boat. It turned out to be beautiful. Nephew wanted to go in the lake so Sister had to go in with him. The water was cold, but once they were in, they enjoyed themselves. Plus, they had a big inflatable hot dog connected to the back of the boat, and Sister and Nephew loved being pulled along.
On Saturday evening, we all trekked down the mountain to see the fireworks despite overcast skies, and the fireworks went off without a hitch. Baby loved the fireworks. She stared at them, and the noise didn't bother her at all. She was a great trooper.
On Sunday, the kids went into an inflatable pool in the backyard. Because we were in the country, Baby wore her camo bikini. They had a blast. Then, we took them in the hot tub (on summer mode which means it was cooler than my average bubble bath). Both kids enjoyed that as well. Then, it was time to pack up and travel home. Baby was definitely overtired and extremely tired of being buckled into the car, but she was a good girl. She seems to be back to normal today so good weekend had by all.