Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July Recap

We had a lovely 4th of July celebration this year.

I put all my parenting qualms aside, and let the kids dope themselves up on tons of sugar, stay up way past their bedtime, and hold flaming objects. Judging by the looks on their faces, I'm pretty sure it was the best night of their short little lives.

Luckily we had some friends over as well, who helped supervise the toddler sparkler extravaganza.

Look at Aidan's face...a future pyromaniac in the making, perhaps? I gotta keep my eye on that one.

Earlier in the night, Ashley almost got arrested.

"Why, no, Mr. Fireman. I'm not engaging in any illegal firework activity. By the way, did you know yellow's my favorite color?"

Although who could arrest someone with a face like this??

Those firemen never stood a chance.

Anyway, we all had a blast. Our neighbors subscribe to the "Go Big or Go Home" theory of 4th of July, so they went all out and had a huge fireworks show.

We mooched the view from our driveway (see my previous post for the picture evidence), and ooh'ed and aah'ed the rest of the evening away.

The inevitable sugar crash occurred right at 10:30 pm, so we wrangled the kids inside and tucked them all into bed. Then they slept until 10:00 am the next day. Unheard of. And highly appreciated.

It really was a lovely night. I don't think I've had that much fun on a 4th of July since I was a kid myself. And I didn't even get to hold a sparkler.


MamaOtwins+1 said...

you're right the firemen never had a chance. She is adorable, and glad for once they all slept in.

Megan said...

Thanks MamaO! Sleeping in was *heavenly*. I cannot remember the last time that happened.