Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!

Well, I'm back, and I've missed you.  Although the legality of fireworks in West Dallas doesn't really prevent people from going crazy and shooting giant ones off their front porches into the wee hours of the morning, it was nice to spend the Fourth of July in the country with friends at their ranch where the firework stands are aplenty and they're totally legal.

Sadie was all over the sparklers...


...and about five minutes in, we decided we could have only bought those and everyone would have been just as happy.  Even the teenage girls that were with us.



But our friend, Wes, would have none of it.  He bought some biggies and my favorite pics were of the kids scrambling to get back right after lighting them.





Part of their fear was maybe attributed by us four adults constantly screaming, "DON'T PUT YOUR FACE OVER IT!!!   

DON'T PUT YOUR FACE OVER IT!!!"



And responding to, "Does anyone have a punk?" with, "Yes, I have four.  Pick one." really never got old for me.

We had a fantastic weekend, it was great seeing the kids again.  More about their camp laundry later because I'm trying to keep this post upbeat.

Hope you had a terrific holiday and enjoyed the celebration as much as we did.
 

Ears plugged, and all.



6 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

What a fun 4th!!! I love the cowboy boots and shorts. Love it.

The B4 said...

"Don't put your face over it"--seriously! Funny. :)

Becca said...

This cracked me up - I love you guys. Oh and I watched the episode of Modern Family today with Scout in it, and it made me miss you! Our best friends live in Waco now, so we're going to have to come visit sometime soon! Plus, I believe we're owed a dinner . . .

kaseye said...

I LOVE the last picture of him covering his ears!

Rebecca Lutz said...

Best days of summer are the days right after camp - laundry and all! Our first summer at Pine Cove, Rob explained to me that soap is not necessary with "camp water"! What a surprise!! We went directly to my cousin's house in Tyler for a serious shower and shampoo before heading home.

Armando Codina said...

These pictures are really funny! Anyway, Nice blog.