Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

Hope everyone had a festive 4th of July! We went to the Petitt's for our annual firework show and cookout. Disappointingly it was a very rainy, stormy day for the 4th. We made the best of it anyways. Running out for fireworks in between showers or a pause in the weather.Cody monkeying around as usual.
The boys began a game of ball in the backyard.

Andrew the little pro baseball player. Soon after this we had a downpour and everyone made a run for the porch. The wind started whipping around and blew a few more ice storm leftovers from their trees.
Even though it was pouring, the men did what they do best...grilling and frying up some fish.

A break in the storm...let's throw Snap-Pops.
Ben lighting colored smoke bombs.
When it became dark we got out the sparklers. Andrew is such a cutie!
Cody loved the sparklers.
Adam had to get two sparklers, Mr. Independence Day.
We had to rush the kids after this because it began sprinkling again and we wanted to start the fireworks before another storm front came through. We got half way into the firework show and a monsoon hit. The firework men braved it as long as they could and kept setting off as many as they could light in the downpour. They would light one and it would fizzle out in the rain, then they would light two more and one would go off. We would all cheer. Finally their lighters wouldn't even work and they had to take a break until the weather let up. The rain finally slowed enough for them to finish the show. Great job firework guys!
Thanks for a great time Petitt's, even through a very tough time. We love you guys!


The Hadfields said...

Looks like fun! You and the Petits have some very handsome young men!!

Please remember to tell Christy that if she needs ANYTHING, we are here!! :)

Kev said...

Sorry I missed it this year. Maybe next year.

Jim said...

Glad to see y'all had fun! The boys were tuckered out I bet.

Paul said...

Thanks for all your help! Sorry I wasn't very mobile, I'll make up for it next year! But, Ben did so good with the fish, he might be the Fry Daddy every year....