From the boom of the fireworks to the roar of Niagara Falls, our 4th of July weekend was a blast! We spent the day in Buffalo visiting with dear friends and their two little children. The kids played themselves silly, caused an appropriate amount of mischief, ran, biked, and jumped until their eyelids grew heavy.
We dined on a delicious dinner of grilled burgers, hot dogs, and chicken with corn on the cob, garlicky green beans, and Caprese salad.
After dinner, the two older boys and the dads pitched a tent in the yard. My three year old came prepared with everything a little boy could need for his first campout; a lantern, binoculars, and his best friend, Elephant.
Once the kids were settled in their sleeping bags and beds, the adults relaxed around a fire pit for a few drinks and more than a few laughs, with the crack of fireworks in the air.
The next morning, our gracious hosts prepared fresh fruit and yogurt smoothies and cheesy eggs with sausage. Before heading home, we all made the short drive up to Niagara Falls for a quick peek. The most beautiful rainbow was awaiting us near the base of Horseshoe Falls.