Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fireworks Fun!

Last night was the big nite-July 4th-fireworks!!!! This year's festivities were a little different from years past-to find out what on! We started the evening with a wonderful BBQ meal with friends and neighbors. You can't go wrong with BBQ, especially when Larry's cooking! I had to snap this picture of John eating.

What good manners to eat his Cheetos with a fork!

Around 8:30 or so, Larry and the boys started lighting off the fireworks. They had a lot to do, too, as you can see from the picture here..

Here's Larry lighting off one of the big ones that goes way up in the air!

What a captive audience there was!

Noisy ones, big ones, ground ones, sparkly seems we had a little of everything....

It was all good fun until (uh-oh!).....Guess who showed up?

Yep....the police. Before you jump to conclusions, yes, it is legal to light off fireworks in our area! Aparently, one of our neighbors, concerned about the drought in our area, called the police. Unbeknownst to us, there was a restriction on lighting them off this year in areas that had lots of houses. I guess because of the risk of fire. The officer told us to relocate our show to an open area, with no homes around. Everyone decided to go just around the block to some open streets, where there are no houses built yet. I stayed behind with the littler ones. No big deal, since I stayed inside most of the time anyway, since Hannah and Eden were scared of the fireworks. The only mishap for the show was a small grass fire that started from a misguided spark. They were able to put it out quickly, fortunately. I guess that officer was right. Next year, we'll be sure to have our hose and our own mini-fire crew standing by!

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