Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

The 4th of July was always my favorite holiday growing up because #1. I LOVE fireworks and #2. (the most important point) it meant that my birthday was right around the corner...WOO HOO!! I love birthdays more than fireworks. There is a HUGE 4th of July celebration here on the Air Force base beach every year...a kiddie carnival, music, boat rides, compititions, yummy food, topped off with fireworks in the evening. We did the kiddie carnival and lunch in the afternoon and then took a shuttle back for fireworks. I have never in my life been so close to fireworks. We were right underneath them and it was a great show. Asher had a few tears and kept his ears covered the whole time though he could not take his eyes off the fireworks. Anna could not be pried out of my lap and had her eyes squeezed shut and covered them with her hands the whole time. Funny that the sound didn't bother her but she could not bear to look at them! The one thing I learned this year is that as a military wife living in a military base, it is my DUTY to dress the family in 4th of July garb to support my husband and all those serving around me. Not that I mind an excuse to buy new clothes for the kids! But it was an interesting concept and everyone here is decked out in their supportive clothes. The evening ended with us all on the shuttle around 9:00pm heading back to our car, Jesse screaming, the kids still recooperating and Anna screaming "POTTY MOMMY". She was squirming so bad, I knew she wasn't going to make it. The poor thing tried. Well, I should say poor me because she peed all over my lap. She was so upset. Can any other moms tell me this has happened to them?!? I was sure glad to get a shower at the end of the evening after a hot and sweaty, pee-filled day. Happy 4th everyone!!

The kids proudly wearing their festive outifts.

Asher enjoying the inflatable obstacle course. We couldn't get him away from it.

Anna didn't take to the rides so well. We did get her on some spinning tea cups which she enjoyed until the ride actually started and then the operator stopped the ride to get her off. SOOO all she really wanted was to get her nails and make up done at a little girl day spa set up by the rides. She talked about it the WHOLE morning. Since she didn't want to do the rides, I gave in and let her get a manicure. Here is the little DIVA who walked around all afternoon not touching anything because she didn't want to mess up her nails. How do girls pick up on this stuff?

Here is the whole family eating Mongolian Barbecue on the water. The officer's club does this every Thursday and it is wonderful. If you ever visit us here, be certain that we will bring you here for this treat!
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  1. It looks like you had a good 4th. Jesse is getting big, and the kids looked great all decked out in their patriotic gear!

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! Wish we could've been there with you.

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