We ended up with about 40 people here for the 4th. For us, that’s kind of a small crowd, but it rained and rained and rained from about 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Normally, we have people spread out on the porch and in the yard. This year, we were all inside watching the rain and EATING. Wow, you take the outside out of a party and people are hungrier than usual. It all worked out fine, but there were NO leftovers to speak of by the end. I’ve never had that happen before. Talk about easy clean up! 😉
Ian had a magic show all lined up for early in the evening. With the rain, he ended up having to put his show off until 9:00 or so. (I’m promised video by tomorrow.) But, it was wet, humid and buggy in the back yard by the time he started. AND there were a bunch of firework finales going on … I think he did a great job (yes, I’m his mom, but he was good despite my bias)
All in all, though, it was a fun night. Our “angry” neighbor did not call the police when we were setting off our legal fireworks. The kids had fun. The food was excellent. I should have made more brownies, but that’s kind of a live and learn thing, right?