Sunday, July 6, 2008

Photos from the 4th

I'm not going to sit and write much, because I'm cleaning and I should keep cleaning, but a tiny bit of background: we had our radio friends over (Phill does the breaks--as radio personality "Sergeant Phill"--on weekends for Sunny 106.1 down here!) and they have a tradition of packing a little toy car full of fireworks each Fourth of July. And then, yes, lighting it. We thoroughly--and safely--enjoyed sharing in the tradition.

Our day was rather testosterone-infused, though, and I'm afraid I feel like going completely estrogenward in response. Spa day, anyone? A little Steel Magnolias and huge bowls of ice cream, followed by a giggly sleepover and makeovers? We decided to do our own "show", rather than go downtown and be unbelievably close to the city's show. (Unbelievably close like ash falling on you, hair catching on fire, etc....at least that's what everyone said it was like in the Sun Bowl. And sometimes fireworks shows have sounds that are particularly jarring to Phill. So we decided a show controlled by ourselves would be easier.) It was a blast! Play on words fully intended. :)

Aerosmith was playing in the background, would you believe it?












(Approaching it with much trepidation after the first lighting provided nothing more than a bit of smoke and sparks.)
And then it worked. Oh boy, did it work.....



6 comments:

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Wow you guys go all out on the 4th. What lucky kids you have! All your pictures are awesome!

kathy said...

I love your fireworks pictures. Sounds like you had a great time.

Andrea said...

Very cool pictures. I've tried to take firework pictures before and they didn't turn out--guess you have to do fancy things with a fancy camera. :)

You look very good in that picture with Savannah. Glad you guys had a good time.

camilla said...

Izzy has that shirt and some matching shorts that Savvy is wearing! cute!
Tell Phill that i said congrats on his radio job. And tell him that I said this, "ever heard the saying he's got the perfect face for radio?" Moahahahaha. Make sure you tell him I evil laughed afterwards. :)

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

wow! that's awesome. You even managed to take good photos of fireworks. Cudos! I love the one of Reed watching.
:) Leslie

Kristy said...

COOL pictures...love em! We should get together one of these days...