Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ka-Boom! Fun on the Fourth!

We love the 4th of July --
celebrating our country and our freedom is so special -- 
and  let's be truthful here . . . 
having an extra day off work is also very nice!  :)

We had blasted hot, hot, hot temps before the 4th,
but then rain and chilly weather in the days leading up to the 4th.
We were hopeful for clear and sunny skies, and finally the clouds moved out,
the humidity moved in and the
 temps soared!

Look at that camel  whispering in her ear!
Maddy and I went to the zoo in the morning when it was rather
unseasonably cool out and NO crowds at all!  Sweet!!

After the skies finally cleared off, we headed to the pool 
for noodle races, ice cream sandwiches and 
the lovely smell of sunscreen!!
However, the chilly days prior along with a lot of
rain made the water temp icy cold! 

Love the shades, but they are hard to see clearly through!
Then it was time to hit the fireworks stands!
Although I've been buying fireworks for what seems to be a million years,
I always forget which ones are the faves.
I neglected to get any artillery shells (really, I don't like to light those),
but smoke bombs, sparkling balls and some screaming bees and sparklers
all made their way into our bags.
Guess I have toned the fireworks way down
since the boys were young and every single year, we had a
fireworks-related "incident!"   
Not kidding here -- one time, a lighted firework fell over and ignited 
a bag of other explosives - burning a hole in our patio umbrella
and a burn mark on the patio table! 

Luckily for us, some neighbors had a quite a show
of artillery shells and we could see the
Country Club's fireworks from our driveway!
All in all, it was a fun and safe 4th -- just the way I like it!


Billie Jo said...

Looks to be a festive Fourth!
Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend.

Laurie said...

LOVE your cheerleader on your very festive front porch! :) Glad you had a happy and safe 4th!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

We had an incident last year with fireworks. One shell didn't go straight up and instead went smashing into our front door and caught a plant on the steps on fire. The kids were laughing about it the other day, but I didn't think it was funny. What if our house would have caught on fire!

Jodee said...

It looks like you had a great 4th despite our crazy cool weather! Love the zoo pictures!