I got all six kids to sit still for 1.2 seconds. Everyone but the baby was sporting their holiday attire which included T-shirts and hair bobs for the girls and hats for the boys. (I had a moment of creativity and actually made the girls' hair thingies. Go me!)
We swam and had hot dogs and hamburgers and the kids ran around torturing Grandma's house. It was great fun. Then, when it finally got dark, we broke out the fireworks.
Odessa was less than thrilled with the fireworks and spent her time clinging to me for dear life. Towards the end of our pyrotechnics show, put on by my pyro hubby, I had the baby in my lap, Odessa clinging to my back and Katherine huddled up next to me. Grandma came and saved the day, and Odessa promptly fell asleep in her lap. Katherine watched the fireworks with me, but was concerned the noise was bothering the baby. So she sat there with her hands over Emily's ears. She loves her sister so much! Now if I can just get her and Odessa to stop beating the snot out of one another we'll be good to go!
We then had a drive home and I determined that the day was a success! How could I tell? Maybe by the exhausted children asleep in the car!!