Saturday, July 05, 2008

Can you say, "PARTY!"

Yeah, we had fun last night.

We invited a few families over for a BBQ and fireworks. It was a blast (literally!)
The kids helped us get ready by shucking the corn... It was more fun than they thought it would be.
I was so busy getting food ready I forgot to take any more pictures until we were done eating, but trust me when I say it was a great BBQ. We had hamburgers, Kalua Pig, hot dogs, 2 different summer fruit salads, mandarin salad, Chinese rice noodles, layered dip, chips, strawberry pie, blueberry cream cheese pie, cake, brownies, lemon bars, and about 5 different types of root beer (Elliott is into that!).

After dinner we had fun with the sparklers.

After a second degree burn on his finger,
Andrew took a break and decided to watch.
(Isn't he looking old???)Emma and her friend Emily... we had 2 Emma's and 2 Emily's,
and they are all adorable 4 year olds!
After the sparklers, Elliott and Randy put on
a little "daylight" fireworks show in the street.
Elliott was quite popular...
this gaggle of kids followed him where ever he went!

Every year Elliott gets braver and braver with the fireworks. With the help of our friends Randy and Yi, he put on a good show after dark, but I think he is already planning bigger and better for next year. Surprisingly, this year was the first year I wasn't nervous about the bigger fireworks. Hmmm, I'm sensing a new family tradition.


Brent said...

That's too bad about Andrew's burn; I hope he's feeling better. I got burned by a firework when I was Andrew's age, and it was no fun. But, I still love fireworks. It sounds like you had a great day otherwise.

Lyle said...

Mmmmmmmm, Kalua pig and blueberry cream cheese pie...

Barbara said...

What fun!!!!!

The Queen said...

Poor Andrew! That had to hurt! He IS getting so grown up. And he's so handsome. Maybe next year we can come out for the 4th. That would be fun.

Jenny said...

looks like a great party and the food sounds amazing! hope andrew's hand is feeling better! poor guy. our bishop gave a talk to the kids in primary today about fires and fire extinguishers as an analogy for being prepared . . . the kids went crazy w/ comments about fireworks, fires, injuries, etc. it was so funny. (although burns are not funny - just the way the kids exploded w/ comments)

Thimbleanna said...

I'm finally catching up on all of your posts Ginger. It looks like you had a wonderful 4th! I love LOVE that adorable quilt you made for the quilt swap -- and the cute appliqued towels too. And how fun you're going to do the cupcake swap -- I think it will be a really fun swap!!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Sounds like you had such a nice 4th!!

I LOVE fireworks, but, we can't set them off where I live (well, legally anyway... we didn't! We're good citizens like that).

I love the 4th of July. It's such a fun holiday, but, also such a special one. I echo your sentiments about being grateful to have been born here and about the sacrifices that our Founding Fathers made... We are truly blessed to live in a country where we have so many freedoms.

Have a wonderful week!!