Tuesday, July 05, 2011

4th of July.

Good morning, it is Tuesday.

Hope you had a great 4th of July. We did! I have a bunch of pictures to tell the story:

Our motley crew having fun at the Burien Parade. We had (from back left to front right) Derek, Abi, Stef, John, Maren, Carol, Connor, Preston, Hansen, Lillie, and I'm at the camera.

Maren and Lillie love the Burien Parade...there are always Princesses!

Derek getting a little extra attention from this clown guy.

Cool robots too. Carol was talking to them about it, and they used the robot to drop a floaty on her! Cool.

Bmx riders doing tricks.

Connor and Preston fighting with party blowers. The parade was fun, lots of cars, politicians, drill teams and bands. And great weather!

Here is our crew walking back to John and Carol's house after the parade. Lillie was dragging, she even took a quick lap through a sprinkler...after Nana.

Driving back to our house for BBQ burgers and fireworks. On nice days, this is a beautiful place to live.

Back at home, getting things started with smoke bombs. We had a huge arsenal of fireworks this year. We bought a pretty big box of fireworks and then Derek, Stef and Abi brought over some even bigger ones. It was quite a party. Lillie was just shrieking and yelling in awe. The neighboring streets had some very fancy fireworks as usual.

To finish things off Abi, Connor, Hansen, and Preston shot off some Roman Candles. One of my favorite tweets from the last week was from Stephen Colbert: "How could Texas ban fireworks? There is nothing more American than a Roman Candle."

See you tomorrow.


Molly said...

What a stunning view of Rainier. I can imagine one would never get used to seeing it (well, I guess when you can see it....) What percentage of the time do you estimate it is visible?

Sounds like you all had a terrific 4th. NH had perfect weather too and spectacular fireworks.

Bernice said...

What a wonderful 4th of July you all had. Seeing the parade reminded me of a small town in
Vermont where we went to see a local parade - we had lots of fun and you all had. Mt. Ranier certainly showed up in all its splendor.

sussah said...

I liked Lillie with the smoke-bomb! and nice to see Maren has re-acclimatized to the cooler weather. love, sp

Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone had a nice 4th of July. Excellent photo journalism!