Saturday, July 5, 2008

Independence Day


I hope everyone had a Happy Independence Day and is sufficiently stuffed with grilled whatever and homemade ice cream or watermelon. We had an exciting fireworks display in my sister's backyard. There was the one my brother in law lit on top of a glass vase, which of course fell into said vase and proceeded to explode it into several shards, then almost caught the garbage can on fire when he went to dispose of it. At which point, my sister took over the lighting of the fireworks, and immediately lit one facing the wrong way, which chased us all across the yard and exploded an inch from the patio. Next year, I think we'll just sit out in lawn chairs and watch the neighbors' fireworks. Sounds safer!

Here's my niece's kind of fireworks. The one that didn't 'boom', just sizzled, and could be enjoyed safely from inside the house. Bless her heart, she's just almost three and the smartest one of the whole bunch!

5 comments:

Dan said...

Lol, these fireworks at home have always ended up being a comedy of errors around here.

Thanks for your visit! The facepainter had a book full of some pretty elaborate face paint schemes. I was quite impressed.

Ben Wideman said...

great photo! while there are already several fireworks shots on daily photo (including mine), you went small and bright instead of big. I like it! And your story is priceless.

D.C. Confidential said...

Family and fireworks are always the best! Nice picture.

mirage2g said...

Good that it is comic than tragic...Have a nice week!

USelaine said...

Fountains were always my favorites, but I think your story illustrates one of the reasons they have outlawed home fireworks in my county. When I was about seven or eight, I was fascinated by a big fountain we had bought, and would regularly pick it up and turn it and examine everything top to bottom, in anticipation and curiosity. On the evening, moments after we lit it, it explosively rocketed from the driveway and over the garage into the neighbor's yard behind ours! I must have shaken things up too much. I'll bet there's still a mark on the concrete today...