Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

Our 4th of July was spent with friends and family. We started out with burgers on the grill (charcoal grill). Yummy!! Then we spent the whole afternoon in the pool.
We have a tradition on the 4th of July. We make t-shirts every year. I didn't get a great picture this year because of the lack of cooperation but you can tell what they look like and I'm going to try to get a better picture today.

Our little town always has a big 4th of July celebration with a small carnival. Everything is free. We never go to the carnival because it is soooooo crowded. But we do take advantage of the fireworks. My pictures are really crappy but I did get a little video. It is blurry but you can hear how loud it was.

Usually we have to wait forever for the fireworks but this year they actually started on time. I always pack a little bag of goodies to keep the kids busy. This year after the fireworks we hung around and I pulled out my goodies.

We had Sparklers!
Zane said he was the Statue of Liberty and then he ran wildly around in circles.Of course, Jack followed his big brother and would hardly slow down for a picture.
Gabe just stood in one place (His hand still hurts from the wreck). Gabe has on my shoes because the fire ants (it's a Southern thing!) were so bad.

We also had Neon Glow Necklaces and Bracelets.
Turning off the flash was the only way to get a picture of the glow.

Finally, I pulled out Air Head Whistle Pops. They were really cool because they were slide whistles. If you slid the stick up and down while blowing, it made a cool sliding sound.

And this is what Maci Clare did during the whole thing. I don't know how!


The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Looks you all had a wonderful time. Loved the fireworks and the picture of your little precious babe sleeping. Ya'll just wore her out. Don't you love it when that happens.

Windy said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! We are trying to talk Scott into getting us a pool with the money we got when our boat was stolen but so far he is not going for it. We are going to the waterpark on Thurs this week. It is small, but you don't have to worry about the kids and can enjoy it. I will have 7 with me so it will be perfect:)

Elizabeth said...

Your tshirt idea is fantastic! That's definitely something I'd love to start up with my family. Thanks for the idea and I loved your pictures.

Southerner said...

Love the tee's! We spent the morning hanging pictures and my bamboo(?) blinds and cleaning for guests to come. I stuck out flags in my porch flower containers and made a table centerpiece but THAT IS IT. I realized that I have not decorated in THREE YEARS! Two years ago is when we put the house on the market in FL. I packed up everything and didn't decorate. Last year we were in a rental and did not decorate because I didn't unpack anything except what I had to have for the rental. This year we are so busy remodeling and with life going on I just didn't have it in me. I can't wait to get projects done so I can craft again.

Looking at your photos I bet our boys would just have the best time together! Too bad y'all are so far away. We would really love your pool(smiles.) I just love your daughter's curls.