Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Just Love My Kids!

We live about 5 minutes from Albany where they have a huge fireworks display every year, but since we only have the pickup truck and we can't all fit in it, we couldn't go to see the fireworks. Mallory was really disappointed at first..........and then we all decided to make the best of what we had. We stood on the sidewalk and watched a few of the fireworks from the distance but that wasn't to much fun. So then we got out the 2 packages of glow sticks I had bought at Michael's a couple of months ago and the kids had a blast with them. There was about 20 glow sticks in a variety of colors and all 3 kids got a handful and they would throw them up in the air at the same time and pretend they were fireworks. We made circles out of the glow sticks and rolled them across the driveway. We had more fun with those stupid glow sticks!

Mallory jumped roped and even got me in on the act.

I made it threw the poem and then up to 19.

My heart was definitely beating after that!

Jace used his imagination and his glow sticks were a steering wheel, a guitar, a sword and I can't remember what else.

Ezie got pretty silly with his glow sticks!

and even Daddy joined in on the fun!

We sat in the backyard and ate, looked at the full moon with the black sky and clouds surrounding it, jumped rope, played a little basketball, chased each other with glow sticks and just had so much fun spending time together and playing around. Then when the neighbors came home Mallory showed them how we made fireworks with the glow sticks and they joined in too. The kids rode bikes and then the kids jumped rope while us adults twirled the rope. They said they had more fun with us then they did at the actual fireworks. Finally at 11:00 we came in.

I love how adaptable my kids are and how they can make the most out of a situation. I hope everyone had as great of 4th as we did!!!


Amber said...

Who woulda thought that $3 worth of glow sticks would provide more fun than a professional fireworks display?? Money well spent!!!

Valerie said...

Sounds like a great Fourth to me! Your children are beautiful! I love the idea of keeping it simple. It sounds like a blast!

Valerie said...

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Polka Dot Moon said...

Love the pictures! Everyone looks like they had a great time :)

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