Happy 4th

This was our first 4th of July in El Segundo and it was also our block party. It only validated how lucky we are to live where we live and have landed with such great neighbors. This town LOVES the 4th of July! Every house was decorated --- seriously, one house had a mini-statue of liberty. Loved it!

We had big plans to go to the rec center where they had a little carnival, but the kids were really enjoying the set up time --- putting out chairs and bikes, etc. Brian made the Byrne Family Ribs and I made my Moms Pasta Salad recipe. By 2:00 the barricades were up and the kids were running free. One house had a bouncy --- another neighbor coordinated water balloon games, and cornhole was played. Lots of food, lots of drinks. 

And then we walked down the the rec center where our blanket was waiting and watched the fireworks!

We were pretty tired by the time we got home and got settled, but it was a great day! 

Hope everyone had a great one too!!