Sunday, July 5, 2009
I've recently discovered that if you want your 5 year old to learn the days of the week, announce that you will be setting off fireworks on Saturday. All week long, it was, "What day is today? And the next day? And the next day?" with jumping and cheers each time this recitation led to the end of the week. After the parade we swam, barbecued, and had an all around (much needed) relaxing afternoon. Since Mimi liked Elora's fabulous blueberry pictures so well she took some of her hot dog and juice pouch for your viewing enjoyment. (She opted for her striped pj's and doc martens... a friend commented that she looked like she'd just gotten out of jail... in Candyland.) At dusk the festivities began! Not only did we have the perennial favorites of roman candles, 3 foot sparklers and Seleia's favorite smoke bombs there were fountains and mortars aplenty. The moon was beautiful and gracefully stayed behind just enough cloud to let the fireworks rule the night. In every direction there were fantastic pyrotechnic displays, in addition to our own contribution. (Joel and I were sure that 3 shows in particular couldn't possibly be legal!) We can't wait to do it again next year!