I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Our celebration was quiet except for the boom and bang of fireworks in the sky. We did the usual and went to my mom's to cookout, light sparklers, and watch all the neighbors' fireworks all around us. I wondered with the economy problems, if there would be very many people buying them this year, but it seemed to not effect anyone and it even seemed like there were more than usual.
We were busy running back and forth whenever we heard a bang to catch a cool display and we all agreed that next year we were going to bring a chainsaw and cut down all the trees that blocked our view. It was an usually chilly night too, which was so strange since usually we're dying of a heat stroke. We all had sweaters on and blankets over the little one and all the while I'm thinking, is this July?
I'm always excited every year for my children to see all the brilliant and colorful fireworks just as when we were little and we loved to just sit there for hours going, "oooh!" and "aaah!" This year, it was a fight to stay outside. All the adults were like, let's go see some more! All the kids, down to even little Zach, were like, let's go inside.
It came down to this:
Emily: "Ok, Mom. We'll watch one more then it's time to go."
Me, after a big red, white and blue firework went off: "Wow! Wasn't that cool?"
Emily: "Yeah, that was great. Now, let's go."
Next thing you know, she'll be telling me that Santa Claus isn't real!