Independence Day without the Picnic

I’m not really an outdoor eater. I realize that’s a bizzare way to start a blog, but when I think of Independence Day I think of eating outside. While other kids were wanting to go on picnics and play outside… I was dreaming of air conditioning and I Dream of Jeanie reruns.

My 4th of July was perfect. I didn’t go on any picnics, and I only had to sit outside for just a little while. 🙂

Here’s our day..

While I was inside making strawberry and coconut ice cream.. the kids were lighting fireworks.

Fireworks are not my thing either. Don’t get me wrong.. I love to go to family & city displays

in parks and backyards. It just makes me one nervous momma to think my

kids are that close to gun powder.

Even with The Man supervising.

After dinner and close to dusk we headed to the Maris De Cygne.

(If you think you’ve see this river before in my blog, you have.. here)

Here’s an almost full moon, and part of downtown Ottawa Kansas.

Besides the fireworks.. it’s always good to sit on the levy with friends and

eat a little DQ. Here’s The Man, #5, #1 and a partial #2… waiting for the show.

Here they are in numerical order.. 4, 3, 2 and 1.. ( with the Kangaroo on her lap)

Do you want to know if it’s going to rain? Look at #1’s bangs.. they curl up like a kewpie doll.

#5 chillin’ in his “My Mom Rules” t-shirt.

#4 looking cute.

The Fireworks start!

By the time the show’s over and we get home.. it’s after 10pm.. but the kids want to

shoot our “night” fireworks off.

Here they are jumping so fast you can’t see them move.. let’s try this again.

That’s better..

Whoo-hoo.. here’s our night fireworks.

Here’s the Man.. taking his loot out to fire off for the kids.

We had fountains..


and this cool thing.

How was your 4th of July? What did you do?