I Just got back from visiting with family for the 4th. We went to a local gathering and there were all the sites and sounds that you expect to see there. It was hot and we were all pretty sweaty, but it was so much fun. There were many different Christian artists that performed. There were "bouncers" galore and I smelled funnel cake in the air. I had to make myself remember how they cook those things to keep me from eating one. It was a really great little festival.
It ended with, of course, a fireworks display. The music wasn't that great (your typical laser show soundtrack with a little "domestic violence ending in murder" song as the finale, Independence Day by Martina McBride), but the fireworks were good. Honestly, I usually miss most of the fireworks because I like to watch the kids faces during them. I watched my older two girls that were sitting with my niece tonight and they are always so amazed by them. Graycen actually took her fingers out of her ears some tonight! Cooper & Ella were SO tired that I am not sure he paid too much attention and Annagail slept through her second year of fireworks this year.
I love getting together and "pitching a plot" for these types of things. I like to watch the people. Everyone is smiling and happy. It was a really great time.
Now, as I hear all five of my kiddos snoring in the other room, I am reminded that, despite the fact that they went to bed a good 3 hours after their normal bedtime, they will be waking up and ready to go at the normal time of 6:30am. Therefore, I am outta-here!!!
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!