Saturday, July 13, 2013

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY-2013 edition

This year we spent the 4th at my parents place. I know it is a lot of work for them to put it on, but we all really appreciate it. It just not seem like the 4th unless we are out there blowing things up.

My sister in law, Katie, came out as well. Here she is playing with the kiddos on the trampoline in the sprinkler. All the kiddos just adore Aunt Katie!! She gets to be the FUN aunt.

 Taking a break from jumping the kiddos headed down to the creek to catch some clams. Usually there is a ton of clams in the creek but the otter that lives down there has really decreased the clam population.

Maria is wearing a shirt because her little shoulders got sunburnt. Cousins Max and Jaylee are helping Anna search for clams.

Dinner was B-B-Q hotdogs and hamburgers with watermelon, chips, deviled eggs, ect. Very "all-american". The kiddos and Aunt Katie opted to eat out on the trampoline. It was finally starting to cool down outside by this time.

This is my son. He is 17 yrs old. His name is Daniel. He is the reason we cannot have any normal family photos.

Ike caught a few fish in the creek. He fed one to Bumski's (Grandma Reneer) kitten and ate two himself for an after dinner snack. Hopper's little belly was so round that night.

The day before my dad, myself and the kiddos headed to the fireworks stands (yes, we went to multiple stands) to get the goodies for tonight. Daniel and Ike put on a pre-show for the little ones each year. It has smoke bombs, snakes, worms, ground flowers, bees, and tanks. In this picture they are doing snakes, that is why all the kids are right up to the board. They, and myself, like watching the snakes grow.

This is what the board looked like after the pre-show. It was so pretty I had to take a picture. We all thought it looked like it could have been a piece of fine art hanging in a gallery.

It was a fun 4th. Everyone stayed safe and had a good time. The fireworks show finally wrapped up around 11 pm. The boys, Uncle Blair included, had a lot of fun putting on our show for us and it took quite some time. We got devoured by mosquitoes. It did not rain.

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