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By Randee Dawn

The great thing about having the Fourth of July come in the middle of the week is you can start celebrating it a few days early!

And the TODAY family has no problem with that kind of party. While we're still waiting for all of the anchors to check in with their pics of fun, family and food, we've got a couple we wanted to share with you right away from Hoda Kotb, Dylan Dreyer and Al Roker.

Hoda did get started early, gathering her pals and family on July 2 for a barbecue and sending along this flag-filled selfie:

But she did not let us down on the day itself, posting this love bug photo of Haley Joy and Grandma Sameha snuggling on the sofa:

On Wednesday she shared a bonus Haley Joy pic, in which we get to see that the little gal is already learning how to do ... a plank? "She does that and just stays up there!" Hoda chuckled on the show. "Is that freaky?"

Haley Joy can plank!Hoda Kotb

Well, we think it's adorable, of course.

Meanwhile, it was all about Dylan Dreyer's baby Calvin, wearing the most excited face we've seen in a long time!

Who can resist that "firecracker" shirt?

And Al Roker jumped in, too. Like Hoda, he got started early a little before the big day with his grill:

While his Fourth of July photo was a meaty demonstration:

And now we're all hungry. Thanks, Al!

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