Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The 4th

We spent the 3rd of July lighting a few "kid friendly" [ha, still involving sparks and fire, so not really] fireworks on the street in front of our house. We let each kid attempt a smoke bomb, and then lit the rest while they watched. It was a fun 10 minutes. They liked the snaps that you throw on the ground to hear pop. They liked the orange popsicles even better.

[Hubs was hovering behind, grabbing the punk as soon as she finished. Success! A five second smoke show and no burns. Hooray!]

Then on the 4th, we went to my folks' house, a two hour drive away, in a rural area of central Nebraska. The kids love being there, where there is a huge sandbox, outdoor play kitchen, kiddie pool, and numerous gardens to explore. The men shoot of a big fireworks show after dark, which our little man slept through. My B sat happily in her grandfather's lap, chatting through the entire show. She thought the whole day was fantastic. Cousins and plenty of time to play, what could be better?

[There's nothing like a little freedom in the country. Not to mention, living in a country that's free.]


Anonymous said...

Lots of cousins and time to play, huh? I want that too.

Mama said...

I love the 4th of July. I think it's because it's in the summer and I'm a teacher and I don't have a much on my "to do list". Glad your kids had so much fun!

Mimi said...

Looks like a lot of fun: cousins == fun over here, too :-)

Aliki2006 said...

We did the at-home fireworks, too--they were not noisy, and a great hit!