Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nothing Like a Little Excitement!

This is Ava after a firework whizzed right past her landing in the back of our car and exploding. My cousin, Boe, through out the big burning piece before it could do more damage. I'm just glad it didn't hit Ava and my mom.

Sam's birthday is on the 4th of July, so we help him celebrate. This year we did it on Saturday. We shot off fireworks for 2 1/2 hours solid with between 6 and 10 people lighting at the same time. All I can say is watch your back. And keep the kids "safe" in the car.

Small fireworks in the backyard with the kid's safe inside.

What's wrong with those tongues? Helen bought a birthday cake for Sam a Walmart. It was decorated for the holiday with red, white and blue icing. Sam took the first bite and made an awful face. He said something was wrong with the cake, but it wasn't the cake. It was the red icing. It had WAY too much dye in it. It tasted like eating straight baking soda, and everything it touched instantly stained red. We took it back, but the damage was already done. Everyone had red tongues and teeth.

Yum! Watermelon.

Dad grilling out.

Even Mema popped some firecrackers if you consider Snaps.

This is right after Blaine had a gigantic smoke bomb explode backwards into his side. That's not supposed to happen. It burned through his shirt and left a big whelp and bruise. Glad it wasn't pointed some place different.


  1. OH Emily, all of this looks like so much fun!! I miss you guys. And sometimes I miss hanging out with my big sister. I love you M.

    Holly :)

  2. Great to see you guys Saturday! We'll have to get together sometime soon!