Grandma Linda came down to celebrate the 4th and spend some time with us before we all headed off to Wrightsville Beach for a few days. We went to the pool, and Claire debated all day long whether she would brave the fireworks show that night. She finally decided to give it a try, as long as she had ear plugs! In the end, it rained, so the fireworks were scrapped.
Grandma did bring some sparklers though, and after many, many attempts, Claire finally got up enough nerve to hold one. As you can see, she was still pretty nervous.