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Sunday, July 05, 2009

4th of July Pics

We had a fabulous time yesterday for the holiday (each year I don't have to rush Jerry to the ER is a good year), and we got tons of pictures to mark the occassion.

Here's Jerry and I in the afternoon for the "day time" fireworks. It was about 95 degrees out -- pretty much unbearable heat -- but Jerry and the other guys toughed it out in the name of explosives. Here's Jerry sharing snaps with some of the kids. He likes to ensure that they learn to appreciate the holiday for what it's meant for: Blowing things up.
For dinner, we had a fabulous Cajun-style shrimp and crawfish boil. Our chef, Ryan, prepared it all and then dumped the boil out on two long tables, and we all just chowed down with our fingers. It was awesome food!
Here I am about to sample my first crawfish. I discovered I'm not much of a fan. They're a lot of work for very little meat.
Scooter was a brave little dog this year and he spent most of the day and evening outside despite the loud, scary booms. (He wore himself out though because he slept until 10 am this morning!)
Scooter likes to monitor Jerry, so here he is supervising Jerry's early evening firework lighting.
Here I am shooting Roman Candles into the lake. That's a good profile of me at 35 weeks preggo.
As dusk descended, we began with the fountains. Later, when it was truly dark, the big fireworks made their debut.
Me, enjoying some sparklers.
Jerry and I toward the end of the night.
And, for the grand finale, here's a video of some of the "big" fireworks that we set off. Seriously, the firepower we had rivaled any small city. It was awesome! If you watch the video with the sound on, you'll hear me comforting Scooter, who was sitting in my ever-shrinking lap.
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24 comments:

AnthonyP said...

Looks like such a blast. Next 4th you'll have an extra face in those pictures !

JojaJogger said...

I gotta ask, did you suck the heads? (experienced crawfish eaters know what I'm talking about ;)

Stuart said...

Looks like a blast...literally!

kelsalynn said...

WOW! You guys put on a great show! Your dog is cute, we took ours with us too.

You look great!!

RunningLaur said...

Love your consolations to Scooter! I was worried about our puppy but she passed out at 7:30 and had no idea that anything happened - what a good guard dog.

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Those are some impressive fireworks!

d.a.r. said...

Awww I love how you are consoling Scooter! You look fab!

Kevin said...

Looks like a great time was has by all

Ted said...

Those fireworks are better than Macy's Fireworks in NYC. ;-) 95 degrees. Wow! Looks like you guys have so much blast! Pretty soon, Norah will enjoy her first 4th of July next summer.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Fun stuff. I did watch the video with the sound on. Smiled when I heard you comforting pool Scooter. :-)

Firefly's Running said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Mel said...

Looks like you had fun!

Natalie D said...

cool video! I love the pics, you are looking too cute!

D10 said...

The last picture of you and Jerry is awesome. Looks like you guys had lots of fun.

Wes said...

I'se gonna say, with 95 degree heat, where were the shirtless pics of Jer... err I mean Scooter, and then you came through for me :-)

Bite yo tongue gurl! Crawdads are da bomb!! It's a social gathering as much as it is dinner. If the cayenne pepper hasn't numbed your fingers by the end of the day, you just ain't doin it right!!

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Marlene said...

Those are some crazy fireworks! Looks like a great day overall.

Carolina John said...

my kids fell in love with the snaps and sparklers too.

Carly said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Great fireworks!

cami said...

Cool pics! Gotta love Scooter!

Krissy said...

BTW - I just have to say I think your dog Scooter is the cutest thing on earth!

Erin said...

It was another fabulous 4th of July celebration. A little too hot but injury free with a ton of great fireworks and food. Thanks for celebrating with us! Next year, Norah will make an appearance :)

MCM Mama said...

Great pictures! You look awesome.

And crawfish are only worth it if you can convince someone else to do the work for you.

aron said...

you are looking adorable girlie :) looks like it was a blast!

Jamoosh said...

I would say Scooter is the coolest one there, but anyone sporting a Bemidji St. shirt in FLA - well...