Finally a 4th of July collaberation. We spent the first part of the day at the beach at Isle of Palms. Easton loved building sand castles and playing in the ocean. He still doesn't quite realize that he can't swim yet. :) The weather was great and Scott & I had a good few hours of relaxation. Later in the afternoon we attended a little gathering in the town square where they had games and jump castles for the kids. Easton impressed me by going down the big huge air slide by himself. That's a tall slide even for me. That evening we did our own little BBQ and got ready for the fireworks. Rather than going to the park where the "big" show was to take place, we stayed at home and enjoyed lighting our own fireworks with a few of the neighbors from across the street. You can buy some great fireworks here! Pretty much anything that was illegal in Utah is legal here. Scott and I were a little nervous setting them off as we had never experience fireworks like that before. Easton had a great time but liked the sparklers the best. Is it just me or do those things only last for 3 seconds??? Good thing our neighbors introduced us to come cool kid sparklers that last about a minute and do cool things. Where were those when I was growing up? Anyway, we had a great weekend. It must be the place that we now live and being around so many military families but we are more grateful now than ever to live in the good 'ol US of A. We are so thankful for the sacrifice of all the servicemen/women and their families that allow us the freedoms that we so much enjoy!