While everyone else rushed down to the beach to parades and to fireworks, battling traffic, crowds, and mosquitos, we stayed home and did our usual nothin'. We slept late and shlepped around the house for most of the day. In the evening, we had burgers on the grill with our neighbor Chris and ate Firecrackers Popsicles. I found an old bag of Snap Pops which we threw on the sidewalk, then we all watched the first Transformers movie together. And that was it. We did take a really lovely family photo too.
Oh, and Aleks and Jon did talk a bit about it being the country's birthday, but nothing too elaborate and nothing contrived.