|Nearly the entire Esslinger crew|
|A fabulous aunt who takes little boys swimming by 7 a.m.|
|A great aunt fun enough to take him on his first bumper car experience|
|Brunch with a lifelong friend|
|Sister relaxation time|
|A brave little dude who survived the log ride|
|The Choates and Esslingers with beloved Grandma and Grandpa|
|Little L sauntering up mid photo shoot to have a moment with GG|
|Boys getting rowdy at the falls|
|My big boy made it to the fireworks|
|The little entertainer|
|And master of the fork|
The final morning included the tradition of catching breakfast at Grandma's, the familiarity of the calm pond, same bedspreads, familiar kitchen and smell of toasted bread filling every crevice of my heart. And pulling away? Broad smiles, waves out rolled down windows and intense gratitude and sadness in our departure.
May your fourth be as filled with family, friends food, fun and fireworks as ours. Boom!