Today was a pretty low key 4th of July. With the holiday falling in the middle of the week, we didn't have the usually family get-together that we have had the last couple of years. We just relaxed around the house for the first part of the day and then enjoyed supper with Pop. After dinner we went outside and the kids played with sparklers (Thanks, Pinterest, for the idea of wearing a cup over their hands to keep the sparks away!) Then we came inside and watched the fireworks on TV. Ava was disappointed that we didn't go see some in person, but with some ice cream and cookies, we were able to persuade her. ;) All in all, it was a nice, relaxing 4th and I enjoyed spending it with my babes.