Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July...A surprise success

We took the kids out in the boat last night to watch the fireworks. This could have gone one of two ways - it could have been a wild disaster with tired kids melting down and Landon freaking out from the loud noise. It could have been hot and muggy and we could have gotten eaten by mosquitos. OR it could have been perfect, with the kids being absolutely angelic, Landon sleeping forawhile then waking up to watch the fireworks with big, curious eyes and no major melt downs. You can probably guess that the latter is what happened. The kids were spectacular, the fireworks were amazing and the night was all around wonderful. The weather was perfect, there was a nice cool breeze and not a mosquito to be found. We anchored out in the Gulf and all around us we could see fireworks bursting in the air, a kaleidescope of color. When the Clearwater show finally started, the kids were primed and ready and ooo'hd and aaa'hd the whole time. Landon was, of course, an angel baby and genuinely seemed to enjoy the show. Even though we didn't get back until 10:30 and to bed until 11:00, they were all great. They did wake up a little before 7:00 this morning, which was not ideal, but whatever - it means I'll get naps today. Sloan was hilarious last night. There were some people parked in a boat next to us that kept yelling and whooping and hollering. Sloan joined right in and yelled over and over, "Yeah Baby - that's what I'm talkin' about!" It was great. Hope everyone else had a fun day!


bugs & sunshine said...

sloan is funny!

blessedpath said...

How awesome to be in a boat surrounded by firweorks. The Rogers family sat in the back of our car in the Home Depot parking lot to watch Manchester's fireworks. Somehow our experience doesn't have quite the same appeal as yours:) We did have fun though. there's a quaint REAL snocone shop nearby, they were the best I've ever tasted. Sloan is a piece of work.

Three Against One said...

Okay I am jealous that sounds absolutely fabulous and I wish I was there too! We went up the road to the US Bank parking lot at Manchester and Clarkson and watched the fireworks from Bluebird Park, they were okay and both the girls had a great time watching them and running around.