Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Independence day!!

So our 4th of July started off with a Pancake Breakfast at the Church. They did a cute children's parade but I left the stroller at our apartment and Dave had to leave for his meeting, so we ended up going home after breakfast. We spent the rest of the day laying around by the pool and enjoying the sunshine until it was firework time.

Picture of our little family at the Breakfast.

Around 6-7pm Dave came home and we loaded up the kids to go watch the firework show at Lindsey Park. Evidently this is the show to see each year. It was really hot but there were quite a few clouds so it wasn't unbearable. The kids spent their time running around, playing chase and duck, duck, goose.

Just a little bit before sundown the clouds went from nice fluffy white to black... we could see tons of lightening and heavy rain in the distance but had our fingers crossed that it would stay away so we could watch the fireworks.

Right around 9pm the local police came on the intercom and asked everyone to head to their cars because the lightening in the area was too dangerous. It was pretty interesting to see a huge crowded field of people clear out in under 15 minutes. When we got to our car we decided that we'd rather take the kids to get ice cream and watch fireworks on tv than sit around and wait for the series of storms to pass. It worked out great just after we got our ice cream we drove home and noticed the large development across the street was just wrapping up its firework show. We parked in the clubhouse parking lot with our kiddos and watched the rest of the show.

It was really awesome to see natural fireworks (aka- lightening) along with real fireworks... Made my day for sure.

Here is a video of the finale from that fireworks show across the street.