Ian, Stephanie and baby Emmett came down and joined us in our Independence day celebrations! We woke up and went to our church's patriotic pancake breakfast first thing in the morning. It was nice to sing some patriotic songs with friends and the boys loved the pancakes.
Ian and gang showed up around lunch and we had a nice mellow afternoon at home enjoying each others company. We ate some dinner and then packed up to head into Goleta for a little block party and the firework show. My parents old neighbors host an annual fourth block party and block off the cul de sac. The boys enjoyed playing some baseball, soccer and running in the street.
Next day we packed up again and spent the afternoon at the beach. It was a perfect beach day, water was warm and swimmable and it was just slightly breezy. Our house was baking, so it felt nice to be on the sand and in the water rather than sweating at home.
Thanks Ian and Stephanie for spending the holiday weekend with us! It's nice to have some family close by :)