Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July

The evening of the 4th of July Heather and I got to hang out with our good friends Derek and Joni. Derek's parents live over in Urbandale, mere blocks from where they shoot off the fire works, so we could see them from the front yard. There was lots of food and lots of laughs!
Heather and Joni show off their hoodies, it was unusually cool for the 4th of July.
Derek and Miya, they were up at the carnival earlier in the day and Miya got her face painted.
It was a night full of fireworks, but we started off small with sparklers!
Heather shows Miya how to start a sparkler from another sparkler.
All good things come to an end and Joni's sparkler did just that; losing life it went limp and fell over.
Heather shows her sparkler skills handling 4 at once!
Miya really like the sparklers until some hot ash fell on her foot...that put an end to the sparklers for the night.
In an effort to help Miya's hurt foot, her "Boo" bear was brought to the rescue, only to be left in Derek's arms later.
Nothing says summer like watermelon and a bottle of coke!
Heather and I get cozy as the firework show gets under way.
First up was the neighborhood fireworks. Derek's aunt, uncle and cousins from Colorado came into town and they stopped in Wyoming and filled up with fireworks! Grants shows us the Black Cat......and the Black Cat in action!
As we were sitting there watching the fireworks, we noticed something flying through the air...BATS! Heather, fearing that they would get tangled in her hair, went for cover under some blankets.
Mitch shows us the next special feature...Snake Eyes
...and Snake Eyes in action.
Then the big fireworks began.
With a loud boom the night sky lit up.
...and again
...and again
...and again. It was a pretty firework display!
And then the finale for the street show, Mitch and Mike show us the Grand Finale!
...and the Grand Finale in action.
...4 minutes of fun!

We had a great time watching the fireworks and hanging out with the Pine's. Big thanks to the Pine's and all their family for letting us hang out for the night, it was a ton of fun!

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