Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

We had a great day today despite the fact that Bob worked. We swam all morning and then I tried to get everyone to have a nap as I knew we would be up late. No luck there though.
We had the traditional hotdogs and hangaburs (as Spencer calls them) for supper. We were going to have Mexican food (which I thought would have been hilarious), but decided we wanted more time to do crafts and play and not go get food.
We made tye die t-shirts to wear today.
The kids thought it really looked like fireworks too. Last night I wrapped the shirts with rubber bands and let them squirt the dye on them, not sure who had more fun with that, Bob or the kids?
I don't think the dye will ever come off my hands or from under my fingernails.
Then today I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed and then washed them to get the extra dye out.
They turned out pretty good I think. Then all 6 of us wore them to see the fireworks.
The kids were asking all day if it was time to go yet.
We sat in the back of the truck and watched the display all cozy on pillows and blankets. Then spent an HOUR trying to drive the 10 minutes back home in the traffic.
Once we got home we went out to the driveway to set off a few fireworks that Bob had bought. They had sparklers and silly string too and I am sure my neighbors were thrilled with the noise they made.

They JUST went to bed and instantly fell asleep.
Wouldn't it be nice if they stayed there until noon tomorrow :)


Anonymous said...

You are such a cool Mom! I LOVE the shirts.
Love, Sharon

Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys had a great day. I cannot believe it has been a year since we were down visiting :( Time sure goes a lot faster as you get older.



Anonymous said...

Those pictures are just too cute.
I still have an old July 4th up from a couple of years ago - I think I need an update.
Love, S

Anonymous said...

great picture, you guy's have so much fun.

Nicole Kearns