|Our tradition: homemade boiled custard ice cream!|
|Ellie, as the oldest cousin, gets first taste.|
|Wigglers and gigglers.|
|Just us guys hanging out.|
|Ellie, Walker, and Jake. Our intellectuals.|
|Ashley's not sure about it and neither is Bo.|
|George and Sue, missing their little guy adding to the confusion.|
|Grillin' and chillin'|
A little before nine we headed out to the beach. It was nearly dark; I was playing with camera settings and these look like daytime!
|Accessories are necessary.|
|(even for the adults)|
|Grandma helps Emma get decked out.|
|Relaxed and ready.|
|Just a little apprehensive about the noise.|
|Bo rips and roars before the fireworks.|
Emma loves fireworks and didn't want to leave when they were over. Bo was mesmerized! Ellie does NOT like the noise, as I discovered when she plastered herself to me for the entire show. Fine with me; I got lots of good snuggles and she got up her nerve to watch!