an early celebration

this weekend we were invited to a friend of a friend's backyard Independence Day celebration. we brought our lawn chairs and picnic blankets, snacks and drinks...and of course i brought my camera. it did not disappoint. there were even some homemade fireworks...er, explosives in the setup.

 

a mostly clear sky to get us started.

this little girl had a twin sister who was scared to death of the fireworks, so spent the evening inside. but this little one was so into it.