Saturday, July 5, 2008

What We Did On the 4th of July....

For the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration here in Oregon, we chose to make memories with my folks. We did up a short rib BBQ with tons of fruit and salad and ...yes, another Death By Chocolate Cake. I have to say, my family is so fun and goofy. Don't believe me? Well, just check out what we did after dinner....

How is that for a sure shot? That is me shooting a soda pop can with a BB gun. The video was taken with my hubby's cell phone so it is not crisp by any means, but I think you get the point. We were waiting until it got dark so that we could shoot off out little bag of fireworks and got a bit creative with our time. Other things we shot were gloves filled with water, water bottles, and an egg.

We also teased the kids and told them we weren't going to have traditional fireworks this year. Instead we told them we were going to be eco friendly and go back to the days of old. We passed out recycled paper lunch bags and told them they could fill as many as they wanted with air and hit them to make a loud popping sound. Each adult grabbed their own bag, blew, popped, and then jumped up and down with excitement while the kids laughed at us. We even toyed with the idea of letting them jump on big sheets of bubble wrap so they could get really excited. The kids are so good makes for great fun in the teasing department.

Once it was dark the real show began. My parents bought some impressive items that made us all ooh and ahh. I grabbed so many things to take up to my parent's house but I forgot my camera. So, this shot was with my little cell phone. I took many others, but this particular one of our neighbor girl seems to capture the innocence and specialness of the evening for me.

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  1. I'll have to remember that for the kids next year. I can just see and hear them, "We're going to do what?!"

    Nice to know you had a good time, and that cake looked awesome!

  2. know what was really funny was that the kids actually got into popping those brown bags. They got out the markers and decorated them like soldiers to for war heads and then they would blow them up and POP!

  3. Sounds like loads more fun than what I did. I'll have video in a couple of days, too.

  4. Quilly....I look forward to seeing your video.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day, you just can't beat time spent all together with family, it is the best thing going. Glad you enjoyed it, and keep those memories tight to you!


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