Sunday, July 15, 2012

Independence Day Part II: Fireworks

In sticking with tradition, the family gathered on my mom and dad's back porch for dinner and fireworks. This year our fireworks display was pretty weak compared to past consisted mainly of sparklers and party poppers. Well, that and a rooster that was supposed to cock-a-doodle-doo when you lit it, and two rockets. The rooster was a dud and the rockets flew horizontal rather than vertical. The best part of the show was watching my dad dodge the flaming rocket.

Molly, sitting on Grandma's lap, ready for the show

Can you say PERSONALITY?! I think she was disappointed her mom wouldn't let her play with sparklers.

There's only one thing I love more than watching Molly's expressions - watching my sister, completely and totally in love with her baby girl.

Reid, and his lucky boot

Let the sparkler show begin!

It's so much fun to watch the boys' personalities come alive. Henry, our more shy, timid spirit, is always cautious and likes to play it safe. Sam, our fearless snuggle bug, can't wait to get his hands on all things new. Anything he sees the older boys doing, he wants to do too.

Taking a drive around the pond in Papa's golf cart

Preparing to light the first rocket. After the first, smaller rocket decided to take a detour and fly horizontal, at eye level, Henry told us that Sam could light the larger rocket. :)

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