July 5, 2011


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,


Farm Girl said...

They looks so cute, I am glad you got pictures. You know your post never updated on my site. I wonder why? I am glad you told me you had done one.
Today was a nice day and I am so glad Ben got two days off in a row.

no spring chicken said...

This is only the beginning.. you have no idea! I won't even tell you about the 4th when Cory was fifteen and caught the picnic table on fire, or the 4th when he was 19 and I found him and his friends refashioning fireworks in his bedroom. Now I go to sleep on the fourth hoping HIS illegals don't set someone else's house on fire!!

*There is a bit of exaggeration here, but I'm serious about this being a major holiday for my boys. Both the young and the old!!

Blessings, Debbie

Meg said...


Your Cory sounds just like my husband. Many a year before kiddos he spent... "reworking" fireworks! And now I have three boys just like daddy, so I know the fun I am in for! :)

Kessie said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love the pictures you took. How did you get them to not come out blurry? Did the boys just hold still for several seconds?

I think Ben's strategy of warming them up to fireworks was a good one. :-)

Meg said...

I just set my camera to auto with no flash and got lucky. I took lots and lots of pictures and just chose the ones that came out best. I had quite a few that were blurry.

Allison said...

Awwww, check out your cute little dudes!!!

Changes in the wind said...

What a fun time and just look at thier eyes!

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