July 5, 2011
Posted in Journal
After a fear of not getting the 4th off, and then working extra long on Saturday to create insurance that he could, Ben was home this Sunday and Monday for a two day weekend! Yay!
We had a nice lazy Sunday and another nice lazy Monday. Our usual Sunday dinner became Monday dinner, and then we moved outside for the show.
This is the first year we have stayed home on the 4th in our married lifetime. Ben was determined to light off his own fireworks in his own drive way with his own neighbors and I have to say I'm so happy we did. It was a very nice fourth and it felt so right for our family.
He spent two days gearing the kids up for the fireworks this year so they wouldn't be terrified like in past years. He started out with the little things you throw on the ground, gave them a few sparklers, and lit off one of the little firecracker chains. By last night, there were chomping at the bit for more. It was a genius Daddy move. One firework would finish and Ty would rub his hands together in a maniacal fashion, eyes huge saying "Can we light off more fireworks???". And I would wait for the evil laughter.
After our show was done we wandered over to our neighbors to watch their 3 finales and chat. The night ended with my yearly ritual of praying the illegals don't burn our house down and slipping into bed just after 10. And then not falling asleep until midnight because of the darlings behind us who lit off bottle rockets every 5 minutes. ;)
It was such a good night and now I can't wait until next year!
Happy Day After,