The boys had a good Fourth. They got to ride their bikes with flags on them (although we missed our little neighbhorhood parade–had the wrong time, sigh) then we went to a party and it turns out their friend Henry was there too (VERY exciting)—-and then fireworks in the field next to our house.

Leo’s response to our neighborhood fireworks: completely thrilled and hugging himself with excitement although he did worry a bit about the bats that we watch fly around our field—he thought they might be scared…

Owen’s response to the fireworks: “this is AWESOME” “this is better than FIRETRUCKS!!!”

Owen fell asleep towards the end. Leo held out til the end despite his sleepiness and made us move our chairs back to our own yard even though I said we could do it in the morning….