We celebrated our independence from the hospital today with good friends at a backyard BBQ. The weather was perfect and I kept thinking how glad I was to be there with them and not stuck in the hospital or in a hotel. It was great to see the kids interacting with their friends and great to just BE among friends. Drew was so excited about the fireworks, but once they started he was really scared of them. He ended up watching a movie in the car so he didn't have to hear them. Ava missed her afternoon nap so she went to bed early and missed the fireworks too. But Dan and I (and our friends) really enjoyed them! Thank you to Valerie's friend at TNT who provided them!