Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

The quality of some of these pictures might not be top-notch. It's hard to hold sparklers and take pictures at the same time!
As you can see the littler two weren't too sure if they liked the sparklers.
Daniel tried to blow his out. He grabbed it by the hot end and got a small blister on one of his fingers, but that was the end of sparklers for Daniel. He decided to stay away from them for the rest of the night.
Joshua enjoyed dancing around with the sparklers.
Earlier today we had a fantastic lunch. Grandpa and Keith grilled out, and Grandma made a fantastic potato salad. The kids all really enjoyed the watermellon.

This afternoon, we went out shopping for a bit and then stopped for ice cream. Daniel wanted to make sure he got every last bit of his ice cream.

And it sure was good.
Even though I am enjoying these young years when holidays like the 4th of July translates into ice cream and sparklers for the kids, I am really looking forward the age when they can understand and embrace American history. Keith and I both enjoyed listening to the kids in the mini-van tonight singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and humming along to The National Anthem from our little patriotic CD.


Anonymous said...

Mary and family:
Best of luck on your move! We'll miss you guys.
Greg M.

Sarah @ Fiddledeedee said...

I just ran across your blog, and love it! We have a patriotic CD too, and LOVE the fourth of July.

Thanks for linking to Fiddledeedee, by the way!

Flo said...

I can totally see what you mean about waiting till the day they can absorb history in addition to the fun of sparklers and ice cream :) I never got to appreciate Washington D.C., for example, until after my father passed away and we began visiting Arlington every summer. There is truly SO much to be learned there, and in every historic city around the country. Heck, even here in San Francisco we have the old decommissioned military bases and I can't WAIT to bring my currently nonexistent kids there :)