Wednesday, July 05, 2006

July 4th

Happy 4th of July! We pulled out our red, white and blue to celebrate our country's 230th birthday.

We celebrated my moms birthday yesterday as well. She is not quite 230, but she loves the fact that the whole country takes a break to celebrate her birthday as well. At least that is what she likes to think.

Our city is one of the very last city's in our county and surrounding counties to allow fireworks. I have heard rumbling that our city's *firework legal* status is coming to an end. This could be the last year. We chose to celebrate the legal way, with fireworks purchased at the local stand that supports the local high school.

Others did not. People on both sides of us were shooting off fireworks that are brought into our country illegally from the country South of our border. Our street sounded like a war zone. In the end it looked like a war zone too. Trash and debree scattered along the street, some of it swept into the gutters, front lawns looking like the local land fill. This saddens me. Yes, it was beautiful to look at and yes we enjoyed the show, and what a show it was, but this kind of display and behavior has ruined it for all.

On with the fun. Go Angles, we are big fans.

Hmm, wonder why he had an asthma attack last night. Anyone, anyone?

Sparkler fight! See Elyse in the background safely seated on grandmas lap? That was her safe zone.
At least we got him out of the car this year to enjoy the festivities. He told me last night as I was putting him to bed that it was the best night of his life.

The night ended early for Elyse, she just couldn't take the thrill of it all.

Bonus picture, I just liked it.


Blogger Chelee said...

What a great 4th it looks like you had!

9:49 AM  
Blogger blackbird said...

It looks like it was such a good time!

Love the pic of that little sleepyhead.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Great pictures of the kids!! Looks like they are having a great time!!

10:19 AM  

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