Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July 2011

My oldest son's favorite holiday is the 4th of July.  For Brett, the 4th ranks higher than even Christmas.  This year I thought we would start off with some festive treats.  So I made these.... 
And these....

On Friday we went camping at the lake to celebrate a friend's birthday.  The guys enjoyed setting up all of the tents.

Kids can be so helpful when you bribe them with fireworks!
Unless of course they can't participate because they haven't done their school work all week...Poor Brett had to do his Kumon at the lake!!
Oh but the joy we had when we finally got to shoot some off.  Look how excited these kids are over one little race car.
Sunday we spent the day smoking meat with some friends and lighting a few sparklers.  Then Monday the kids opened an illegal fireworks stand.
 Which they ended up burning up all of their inventory and had nothing left to sell.

Our neighbors and family enjoyed the shade.

Later we headed out to my sister's house to light off the "real stuff".

Brett ended up at Grandma and Papa's for the night and we ended up with this...
It doesn't get better than this!!

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