We chose a place where we could sit outside and enjoy the weather. Most places in Homewood that have outdoor seating are dog-friendly, so Spencer even got to partake in the fun today. The kids played in the fountain, drew all over the sidewalk with chalk and basically wore themselves out playing in the sun, while we sat in the shade, ate and talked. It was a great way to start off the day.
When all of the kids started to melt down, we parted ways to come home and shower and get them down for naps. However, the showers perked them up. Since our babysitter was scheduled to arrive at 3:30, we decided to let her put up with any further meltdowns and kept them up. After she arrived, we went to a friend's house to meet up with some friends to ring in the holiday. Everyone was starting to get a little rowdy, but I left early to relieve the babysitter and put the kids down.
Though I forgot to take pictures with our friends, we had a great time. It was another perfect day, some family time and some friend time.
(Little Lucy slept the entire 3 hours we were with them, she is such an angel)