Friday, July 05, 2013

Happy 4th of July.

Good morning, it is Friday.

It is currently so quiet!  Except for the ringing in my ears.  Last night was another battle royal in our neighborhood as so many 4th of July nights are.  We spent plenty of money of fireworks as did our neighbors, but the real noise makers were a few blocks away in different directions.  Luckily we were all pretty safe and sane.  Only once did we almost blow up a mortar thing while not in it's proper tube.  Phew!

Like many 4th of July days, we started at the Burien Parade, then came back here for dinner and explosions.  Now for some pictures:
 Jack, Preston, and Avery seem to be doing some sleuthing.
Avery and Lillie.  Lillie is in the midst of a growth spurt!  We don't always notice until she stands next to someone smaller.
This is our gang at the parade.  Hansen is back there somewhere.  I don't seem to have too many pics with him in them this year, but he was the guy lighting off our mortars.  Stef and Steve came out for dinner and fireworks too.
Yup, the Mystery Machine...and Shaggy.
Princesses and floats.  There were even a few marching bands.
Handing out stickers.  Really, the kids got more candy this year than in years past.
Lillie watching the parade.
Lillie and Maren hanging out at the parade.
Preston and Jack walking back from the parade.
Yup, Courtney's birthday is on Monday.  In between lighting fireworks she got to light her own birthday cupcake!
Just before dark, all the little kid fireworks.  I don't have pictures of the big ones, but trust me, once it was dark, the sky was completely lit up by fireworks of all sizes.  I'd say the place was rocking well into the early morning.  A Happy 4th of July for sure.

See you tomorrow.


Amber said...

Awww, seeing Lillie next to Avery makes me think she is, indeed, no longer a little.

SPARK thismarriage said...

Looks like lots of fun! We have a parade in our town but actually getting down to park and walk blocks in is a bit daunting.