TODAY anchors have a blast with family, food for 4th of July

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:

Pre 4th of July BBQ !!! @melcksphotos chef joel! Xo

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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:

Fav picture ... Haley Joy and her grandma xoxo

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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?"

Hoda Kotb
Haley Joy can plank!

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:

A little Pre #fourthofjuly #bbq with #ribs #grilled #chicken and #shrimp #oink #cluck #splash

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While his Fourth of July photo was a meaty demonstration:

Behold, the #makeamericasteakagain #tomahawk #steak #MASA

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

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