Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July!

This was our very first 4th of July without Jason and it was so tempting to just put the kids to bed and pretend like it wasn't a holiday at all, but really what kind of fun would that be? Our really good friends invited us over for fireworks and we took them up on that offer. I've decided that this is the best way to celebrate: throw the kids in their pjs, pack up the car, enjoy the show, head home. :)
Sawyer has always been the "tough guy" in our home, but he lost that image last night. The fireworks terrified him, poor guy. In this picture he's telling me to take him inside, which I did, and he played with cars until he fell asleep on the floor. This morning he said, "Don't want to boom! Don't want to mom!" Funny guy.
Ruger, on the other hand loved the fireworks! He usually covers his ears and runs, but this year I had to tell him to stay back all night. I guess he really is becoming fearless.
Both boys however, thoroughly enjoyed the sparklers. All of the kids loved them. Lisa would shoot off a few fireworks and then we'd have a round of sparklers and that repeated all night. It was so much fun!
Here's Lisa with most of the boys, we're missing one. The boys really had a great time together.I'm grateful to have friends willing to always take care of us when dad is away. We don't have family near by and so it makes holidays that much better! Hope your 4th was just as fun!


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Good friends are such a treasure! Looks like everyone had a great time...well, except for that poor little guy who didn't like the boom! I have one like that...he's 7 years old and still doesn't like fireworks!


Little Lady Patchwork said...

Looks like you had a great time! My guy doesn't like the sound of fireworks either!


Kim said...

Fun fun fun! Preston hated the fireworks at Sawyer's age, but this year in Nashville I bought the wax ear plugs from CVS and he really enjoyed them without having to cover his ears. Ruger does look like he had a blast. I am glad you spent the 4th with your good friends!

shareenspace said...

Sounds like you had a good 4th of July--how great to have good friends like that!

Greene Family said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! Love the pictures of Ruger and Sawyer with the sparklers! Sorry to hear your tough guy wasn't a fan of the "boom", but it sounds like he had a lot of fun anyway! Yay for having such good friends to share the holidays with!