Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day

We had a great Fourth of July! My parents came over for a BBQ, and we gnashed on hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans and more. Then it was the waiting game for darkness, so we could start the fireworks. Z, of course wasn't into patience and kept trying to escape outside.
Once dusk started to fall, we set up our chairs in the driveway, and pulled out our giant sack of explosives. We also prepared for the big 'show' that is put on by various neighbors in directions all around us. Of course, they have the good stuff-ie: illegal fireworks-and put our little fountains emitting purple sparks to shame.
And, Mr. Z was pretty much only interested in Morning Glories (the new sparklers). Luckily we had bought a bunch and so had my mom, so we were set all night. We tried interesting him in the big booming (again, illegal) fireworks show going on around us, but he could bot be swayed from the little sticks of lights and sparks that he got to hold...all by himself. And, Avalee lasted about two minutes into the festivities when she conked out. She spent the remainder of the evening sleeping on my dad, which made him very happy, of course.
We stayed out much later than we probably should have, but it was so much fun! After both kids were in bed, and we were going to sleep, we could still hear fireworks going off all around.



  1. He is a cross between Uncle Sam and Superman. He did love his fireworks though. It was lots of fun!!

  2. It was one of the best fireworks displays I've ever seen (because of who was sleeping on my lap)


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