Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Oh, you wanted fireworks??

Yeah, that wasn't happening. It was a beautiful day, all day. The kids played outside, we bar-b-qued, all the normal 4th of July fun stuff. Until 6 o'clock. Then the thunderstorms rolled in. Jason and Emma went off to post anyway after the first one. Every year they host a festival that is really fun for the kids. Emma talks about it all year. We decided they would go ahead so she could play in the bounce houses and the bubble machine and George and I would join them later, just in time for the fireworks.

So they get there. And walk through the rain to the stadium where it's held. When they get there, everthing had been shut down due to the metal stakes that hold down the bounce houses and the metal framing of the bubble machine. Emma's quivering lip scored her a frisbee and a ball. A very sad little girl came home last night. But all was not lost!

In between thunderstorms, all the neighbors who had purchased fireworks (it is amazing what is legal around here) gathered in the street and put on a show. Here were our little contributions. We had fun playing anyway!



9 comments:

Tink said...

What great pictures. So sorry Emma's evening was dismal. Poor baby. But I bet she enjoyed the "fireworks" at home.

glynis said...

Cool photos--I didn't get any of our fireworks because my photographer (dh) is also a pyromaniac and was too busy playing!

ArtcMom said...

What awsome photos! That is soooo cool! poor Emma...hope she's recovered!

Lori said...

Good for the neighbors! Great pics.

loonyhiker said...

I love the photos too! I'm sorry poor Emma was disappointed.

faery-wings said...

cool pictures!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures...looks like you were able to salvage the day afterall!!! :-)

heather said...

Wow - wonderful fireworks photos! I've never managed a good one yet! Glad you enjoyed the day :)

Bonnie said...

I read this the other day and have thought about Emma and her disappointment. Why does life cheat you and deprive you of some of your basic joys?! "Next year" isn't always a comfortable answer.

Art-C