As much as I would love to pontificate upon the meaning of the holiday (which adds an entirely different set of reasons why I so love Independence Day), I will forbear for now. After all, I do need to make dinner in a few minutes!
This year the 4th of July was mostly a hot, miserable, stressful day for me, but we sure did have a good time in the evening! One advantage of having a husband in the fireworks industry is the obscene quantities of fireworks we get for free. Of course, TNT only sells "safe and sane" fireworks, which can be a little lack luster... but when you've got 10 fountains going off at one time, well, things get a little more entertaining! Case in point:
Another perk of being a fireworks "insider" is having access to product that cannot be sold, because it didn't pass testing with the fire department... generally because it's not considered either "safe" or "sane." Nothing too dramatic ever happens though, as we keep a constant water supply nearby. The man loves what he does... but seriously, what man doesn't get a thrill out of setting things on fire and watching them explode?
Jason especially enjoys the fireworks that go haywire, particularly when they go much higher than they're supposed to... although with so many going off at once, I can never tell which ones passed inspection and which ones didn't...
Weston had so much fun! Every time people would "ooooh," or "ahhhh," or say things like "wow," he joined right in - mimicking what the family was doing. It was very cute!
He was definitely impressed by the whole experience. Unfortunately the flash on our camera seems to be disabled, so the only way I could take a decent picture was by the light of the fireworks... here is Weston with his sweet Aunt Shae-Leigh. And, I think this is my favorite firework picture of the night... but who knows, I took WAY too many!Next year we are going to throw a party - it just seems like a waste not to share all the fun with more people!