Nick and the Dews were away for the fourth, so Mom, EZ and I had a low key, and very warm day at home. The temperatures had been hovering around 100, so we definitely knew sitting outside for live fireworks would be way too hot. We decided to once again invite our neighbor, Charlie, to join us for dinner, and he happily obliged.
Our morning began with a red, white and blue breakfast, followed by a nice rain which we needed to cool things off!
Charlie found this little guy on our front walkway when he arrived.
Babybacks and baked beans are a must on the fourth, along with corn, carrots and macaroni and cheese.
Charlie has been such a faithful neighbor to us since EZ's diagnosis. You can read a past post about him here. He not only continues to bring our paper right to our front porch every morning, but he now brings our mail up as well, and always returns our trash can to its spot after collection every Monday.
And what would the day be without an All American dessert...our favorite alternative to apple pie - PW apple dumplings with glazed walnuts and a little bit of whipped cream (we were out of vanilla ice cream)!