When I arrived home, my awesome Jacob had grilled burgers outside, had a watermelon carved out, potato salad and the works ready. We all sat down to enjoy our meal and boy howdy were those cheese burgers TASTY!
It was a few hours until dark still so I took the kids down to the pool (we have nice neighborhood pool at the end of our street) and we enjoyed swimming and cooling down from the hot weather.
We had talked about driving out to watch some fireworks in Celebration, but to be honest, after working so many years at Disney we are a little bit, I hate to say it... "fireworks spoiled". It is just that we can see amazing fireworks every night. It is not all as exciting as it used to be when the 4th rolls around to see the fireworks. So, we decided we didn't feel like fighting the crowds in the heat and so we bought a box full of mini fireworks that we could do out in our street. Well the kids loved it! That was da bomb! ;-)
Later that evening, the bigs kids and Jacob and I watched the movie, Independence Day, which was (insert falsetto surfer singsong voice) awesommmmme!
P.S. i <3 Hello Kitty!
|Joshua and Hua Hua|
These two are two peas in a pod. Always together.
|Katie Grace Hua Hua (4)|
|Cute little bike rider!|
|Pool time! Matthew and Hua Hua. Refreshing! It is hot here.|
|Joshua and Hua Hua. Did I mention it is hot here?|
|Jacob (in his redneck tee - Git-er done) lighting a firework and making a run for it!|
|Every time they would be crackling, I couldn't help but sing in a bum bum bum the tune to"It's a Grand Ol' Flag" along with the display so as to make it a more exciting spectacle for the whole family. I'm not sure everyone appreciated my soundtrack.|
|Happy Fireworks spectators|
|Matthew's favorite part was lighting them|
|He lined up a whole bunch and then we watch them crackle!|
|Home fireworks wouldn't be complete without sparklers for the littles!!|
|Hua Hua was not scared AT ALL of the sights and sounds of her first 4th of July and fireworks experience. She especially LOVED the sparklers!!|