Thursday, July 05, 2007
Our fourth of July was great! We spent the day outside, and my original plan was to get the boys ready and take them out to the Freedom Festival to have a little fun. Somewhere between getting a shower, doing a little housework, and talking with the neighbors things went a little awry. Michael and T were having a great time playing outside in the sprinklers, and we were all out in the carport talking, and watching the kids play. Their plans were to go to the festival, have a little bar-b-que there and possibly meet up with us and watch fireworks. Our plans were very similiar. Then, our hubbys started washing the cars. Mike started on my car first, then E got the idea to wash their truck. I was going to give Nick a bath and then head out. Then, E slipped while washing his truck and cut his eye pretty bad. It was bleeding rather profusely, so we offered to watch T (their oldest) while they took their younger son with them to the ER. E got all stitched up and was back home in a little over 2 hours. We all ended up grilling out with our grill and it turned out to be a good evening. Nick was not too keen on all the people coming in and out of the house-so he hid in his bedroom until they all left.
All 8 of us watched the fireworks display at Ft Lewis, and Nick had a wonderful time. He kept wanting to get closer to the action, so maybe next year we will watch them from the stadium. All in all; we had a great holiday. Here are some photos:
Nick waiting patiently for the show to start...
Mesmerized by all the lights in the sky...
Michael...enjoying the warmer weather!