don’t forget the fireworks…

July 11, 2010 at 5:25 am (holiday, independence day, nummies for th' tummies, picture post, the continuing adventures of Superpuff)

“Fireworks are an art form that uses the night sky as the canvas.”

-Larry Crump

Teagle leaps for joy cuz’ we’re gonna see fireworks!
Going to see the fireworks is one of Teaball’s favorite adventures. It isn’t JUST the fireworks (though they’re the culmination of awesomeness), it’s the entire event that T loves. The people, the noise, the goodies. . . We went to the same place as we did last year, and actually went a few days before the 4th of July, thus skipping the massive hoards and ensuring a more pleasant experience for all. Nonna came with us, as did Aunt Ki and Almost Uncle Mike-Cee (who rocks T’s socks and makes our whole world happy).
We were able to snag an awesome spot right up front and under a massive oak tree. . .
It’s funny how traditions are made, and seemingly odd expectations come about. To my elder daughter, one of the wonderful things about the fourth of July is getting a rare chance to sit in a fire engine.
She has a very clear memory of doing this last year (we could barely get her out of it!) and it was one of the first things she asked about when I told her that we were going to see the fireworks. . . (and they say kids don’t have a long-term memory until they turn three).
THE first thing she asked, of course, was about cotton candy; if there would be any, and if she’d be allowed to have some.
Well of COURSE she could!
I’ve never associated cotton candy with Independence day celebrations but I love that T does. . .
Because, lets face it – cotton candy is AWESOME – and it’s such a rare treat. . .
Just look at that sticky face!
While we waited for the sun to set, T caught some lightning bugs – or rather, Aunt Ki caught some and gave them to her. T seems to prefer it that way, and Aunt Ki doesn’t mind.
As soon as it was dark enough, we busted out the GLOW-STICKS – something that I associate with this holiday, for sure!
. . . isn’t there, like, something in our constitution about celebrating our country’s independence with copious amounts of glow-sticks? I think there is. . .
And the BEST thing about ’em. . .
. . .is that they double as an awesome safety-feature when it gets really dark!
Finally, after so much fun she nearly forgot about them, came the long-awaited fireworks display. . .

*Image still from video*
There was much oooohing and aaaaaahing and a bit of ear-covering going on. . .

Puffy Wonder LOVES fireworks – even if she still gets just a *tiny* bit nervous at the super-loud ones. . .

*image still from video*
Look at that happy kid!

They were a perfect ending to a perfect Puffy day!



  1. Kendall said,

    Hip! Hip! Hooray! for Fireworks!! 🙂 Looks like fun was had and memories were made. Always a good thing!

    You also reminded me that I haven’t posted about our 4th experience…large amounts of rain…soaked children…yeah.

  2. Kelli said,

    Makes me want to go back and celebrate the 4th again!! T sure knows how to have fun!!

  3. Sharon said,

    Huzzah for fireworks! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  4. FooFoo said,

    The leaping Teagan in motion pics are so good!

    Oh YAY, an oak tree of safety to protect you from the cinder fallout, clever spot. But maybe they weren’t shooting them directly above your heads. In any event, love the tree spot anyway!

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