Sunday, July 4, 2010
Now don't get me wrong, it is such fun, and the time you get to spend with your family and friends is priceless. But that damn trip up to the priceless moments, will kill you! I am not a marathon runner, but I do workout, but toting 2 kids, 6 pillows, 2 blankets, 2 coolers, chairs, bags of food, and cupcakes that "BETTER NOT GET TIPPED OvER SO HELP ME", was a smidge much. Once we arrived, it was all golden tickets and rainbows. Set up camp and begun.
We took the kids over to the bouncy houses, which I was NOT waiting in that huge line for, then over to the face painting tent. My little ladybug wanted a ladybug and my little man wanted a big snake, on the sides of their faces. They wore them with pride, After little ladybug, had to have hers re-done twice! :) Ran into a bunch of friends, then had to "Fetch" my brothers and help them to our spot. I really enjoyed our picnic with everyone and the 1/2 case of cokes I threw back. My diet has never been so off, although I counter-acted the cokes with, a turkey sandwich!
We had a billion sparklers, thanks to our great neighbor, and we lit a few boxes. Of course I captured a bunch of photos, some that were not quite, up to photography par. But others that were so beautiful. You know that I could not go without goodies, I took red, white, and blue cupcakes, peanut butter bars, and cookies too. Everyone, kids anyways, were set for sugar overload! And trust me when I say, that is exactly what happened, times 10.
The sun was going down and we all snuggled down into our chairs, laps, blankets and pillows. Fireworks started and that was it, ladybug, was not having it! :) I figured this year she would be big enough to enjoy, instead she sat in my lap with her hand over one of her eyes "not watching", yet commenting on the pink ones.
My camera died 1/3 of the way through the fireworks which stinks because, afterwards when everyone is in a mad dash to leave, we stay and play soccer, football, Frisbee, and tag. It is so much fun and at times, I feel that this time, is the best time of all. :) I hope everyone had a great 4th! Thank you to all who serve our country and lay their lives on the line for our freedom!
WARNING: LOTS OF PHOTOS AND A vIDEO DOWN BELOW!! :)