The new friends just kept happening. James made another new friend, this time across the street. Chris! He shares James' love of Nerf, Minecraft, and Pokemon.
We were pleased to accept a daytime invitation for a waterfight! Chris' mom set up some water balloons and we all brought over whatever water guns we had and then there was a great battle!
I sat on the front steps with the other Moms and had a front row seat.
Later that day we were invited back for some low-key driveway sparklers, poppers, and other exploding fun things.
We weren't sure if James would make it to 10pm for the city fireworks. Last year in Duluth he kinda fizzled out at that time.
We didn't know we'd have our own private show via our neighbors! Their fireworks were launched from the street directly in front of our house and they seemed to explode right over our heads! The kids were thrilled! Exclaiming and running around wildly!
And at the same time we could see the city fireworks in the distance. Actually, there were several sets of fireworks. I don't think we could have asked for more!