My next door neighbors invited us over to swim in the afternoon on the 4th of July. They were kind enough to let 14 of us show up to party in their backyard! (Yes between the three families that's 8 kids!) We had a little barbecue first with a bunch of food leftover from the barbecue on wednesday and then with the Spells and Olsons headed next door and swam for a few hours and hung out with our next door neighbors. It was a perfect activity for the group on a hot afternoon.
After that we headed out to Highland Lakes Marina to sit on the lakeshore and watch the fireworks. We watched fireworks that were put on by Volente Beach. They shot them from Starnes Island in the middle of Lake Travis right out from VB. We had a perfect view from the marina next to VB and had the little beach area basically to ourselves so the kids could do whatever they wanted and not bother anyone.
The fireworks were actually a great show. (I admit I had low expectations) It was also fun being on the water because you could see little fireworks in different places all along the opposite shoreline going on in the background of the show in front of us. It looked really pretty and it was a very relaxing pleasant evening out with great family and friends.