Now officially our second 4th of July here in Texas...and like the last...it was rainy and dreary. So while it rained outside, we enjoyed a yummy pancake breakfast, a bike/scooter parade (which Christian mistook for a BMX bike race...and somehow managed not to kill anyone in his stunts),
some friendly volleyball....THEN the day went on and it actually cleared up....so off to the beach we went. Met a bunch of friends there for bonfire and grub. We were treated to a beautiful FULL rainbow in the skyline off the gulf. Then we skillfully made it to a cute little grassy knoll, kind of far from the immediate action, just in time for the fireworks...Now it wasn't our childhood memory of the 4th....but we are learning to adapt to our new surroundings. And in the meantime, also learning that flexibility makes life adventurous and fun. Not to say we did not truly miss our family on yet another holiday away!!