Saturday, July 5, 2008

Boom Bang Bombs

Well, the 4th is history. We had a pretty good one. The evening included the fireworks extravaganza in the middle of our block.

Everyone meets on their own side of the street at the house in the middle of the block. They bring their stash of fireworks and take turns lighting them in the middle of the street. The kids love it and everyone gets to enjoy the show.

Paul and Matt went back out to buy some bottle rockets and the like. They came back with the little stuff I requested and some stuff I told them not to buy. Like, quarter.sticks.of.dynomite.

Yes, you read right. My husband went to the legal fireworks spot and got some stuff from behind the counter. It almost sounds dirty to me. And probably most other people too.

Anywhoooo, we met on our side and the neighbors on the other side met. I must say, it was a pretty good show. The people on the other side of the street had more sparkley in the air type of fireworks. Big boxes of stuff that lasted quite a while. We had more noise. Apparently, Paul was not the only person who found quarter sticks. Car alarms were set off. Houses shook. Street lights turned off momentarily. And the best part--kids giggled and laughed. It was fun.

Afterwards, we went in and gave the boys their baths. Their regular bedtime is at 8:00. It was 11:15 before lights out last night.

Today we are going to hit the local park for the carnival rides and lunch.

Hope you had a great holiday too.


jodifur said...

Happy Belated 4th!

Thanks for your comment on jodifur!

minniemama68 said...

Same to you!!!! Hope you had a great holiday!!!