Thursday, July 10, 2008

Independence Day Celebrations

We had a grand start to our Firework picnicking. We were about to leave, and found Trainboy had decided to take a nap first. He's totally asleep. He stayed asleep on the drive over and big brother joined him.

The place we went had tons of fountains and a spray area that were full of kids. Trainboy can't get his hand wet, so he got to pursue other activities, but Dinoguy pursued some of the wet splashy fun.

We picnicked and played for several hours waiting for it to get dark and for the fireworks to begin. For more fun though, there was an airshow for a while to watch too. They did all sorts of cool tricks in old planes and we saw many neat planes fly overhead.

Trainboy was given a ruler at one of the booths, which became a great tool for measuring everything.

















Here is Dinoguy's look of wonder as we watched the fireworks. Note that the light stick doesn't show up its awesome colors in the photo. :(






And my best fireworks shot. I have since learned it is good to use your camera on manual settings and slow down the exposure to get more fun fireworks shots. Hopefully next year that will happen!





We got up bright and early the next morning for our Church holiday breakfast which included a percussion mini-concert and freeplay for the kids.






Here is my favorite "trash" percussion item that was there in addition to the more traditional things - the PVC pipes, which are played with duct taped spatulas. Tons of fun.






Then while Fixitman helped clean up, we had some fun playing basketball in the gym with Uncle LaXCoach who was visiting us.







Here are the boys sharing some of their favorite TV shows with their Uncle. A great way to end lots of celebratory fun.

2 comments:

Roni said...

Wow!! That's a lot of fun in just 2 days!! :-)

I LOVE the picture of Trainboy crashed on the footstool! That boy can sleep anywhere! Too funny.

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

I think we've been to those fountains! That's an awesome place. Hands-on percussion- sweet!

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