Jace was a little bummed about not getting to shoot off fireworks himself Saturday night (there's a "no fireworks" rule at the marina) but he enjoyed hanging out with some new friends from St. Louis that have a boat on our dock. As darkness started to fall about 9pm, we watched boat after boat start their journey from our marina out into the middle of the lake, heading out to face the bridge for the show.
By the time we finished up dinner and headed out in Banana Pancakes to join the rest of the boats, it was just turning dark and the fireworks were starting. Jace and I had not been at the lake for the 4th of July before, and it was so beautiful and peaceful.
Some of us sat up on the front of the boat, watching the fireworks. Pictures of the actual fireworks were not the best, because of the rocking of the boat on the water:
Lastly, here's one of the highlights from our Saturday out on the lake; this is Rex, and he and his parents were visiting his great aunt Julie, a friend of some of our friends. This was Rex's first time floating in the lake, and he loved it!