As the years passed, Lisa & Sam married, had their children (our grandchildren) and once again the 4th of July became a family get-together. In the early years they would gather at our home eating that same traditional 4th of July food and around 8:30 PM we would grab our lawn chairs and drive to either Naperville or Lisle's display of fireworks. Years passed and the celebration was now at Lisa & Sam's....same food, same fireworks, different location.
I am happy to report that as we were driving to Lisa's we noticed that the corn is definitely growing...I was a little worried at the beginning of the summer with all of our cool, wet weather that the corn would shrivel on the stalk and we would not get a taste of heaven with butter dripping down the sides. It is certainly not as tall as an elephants eye on the 4th of July, but there is hope.
Look who greeted us as we arrived at Lisa & Sam's....Charlie!! Oh he is just sooo cute, gentle, playful. I could have just taken him home with us, not sure what Toby would say tho.
Brandon and Hilary have adopted Charlie from another family who unfortunately, began to suffer from allergies and had to find another owner for Charlie. Charlie is almost 5 years old, so he has been house-broken, the puppiness is gone, so he is happy just to sleep all day while Hilary & Brandon are at work....all in all a perfect pet. Brandon acts like a proud new Dad. If he acts this way with a dog, I can imagine how he will act when they have their first child. (soon this Great Grandma is hoping)
Sunny was the only one not happy to see Charlie. I can just imagine what Sunny must be thinking...."oh brother, first it's Toby, now it's Charlie." But as the afternoon progressed Sunny and Charlie pretty much ignored each other.
Hilary, just chillin...
Brie and Ryan (usually always together). Brie had her hair cut in preparation for their trip to Bermuda. I love her hair cut this short, only wish I could wear mine like that Brie has great hair, can you say thick!!
This is Bailey, rather Bailey's foot. Bailey does not like to have her picture taken...
I liked the nail polish that Lisa had sitting outside on the table, so I helped myself and polished my toenails. Note the brand-name of the polish, "Studio M".....that is the name of Lisa's dance studio. FUN!!
Two yummy salads Lisa served with the traditional 4th of July hamburgers...
Look at that face....total concentration!!