Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrating the 1st of July ???

For some reason the big fireworks display was scheduled for July 1 here at Addison Oaks County Park. So all the kids came out for our "4th of July" picnic. Including Jay and Stella in our festivities brought the number to 12. I hope we didn't overwhelm them.

This campground loop is just that, a huge circle with a large amount of grassy space in the middle for the kids to play.

Sam brought every toy known to man I think. They tossed ball and he and Morgan ran around squirting each other with his many huge squirt guns. Morgan also remembers the foam stickies I have in the trailer so she made a few pictures. Then they took a walk to the lake and she picked me a bouquet of flowers that consisted of clover, daisies and Queen Ann's Lace.

We all contributed to a dinner of burgers, brats, beans, corn on the cob, cole slaw and fruit salad, we finished it off with remnants from the reunion dinner. I made a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and then added ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, nuts and cherries. Stella bought a coconut cream pie because she knows that's my favorite! Yummy meal.

Before the fireworks began, Ted started the fire so the kids could roast marshmallows.

Of course the two little ones managed to burn theirs, one after another. No amount of coaching got them to where the marshmallow was all gooey inside and just light brown on the outside.

The fireworks started around 10 and lasted a good long time. It was a spectacular display.

They have cancelled the fireworks where we live in Texas because of the drought conditions. It is still extremely hot there and no rain. We really need a hurricane to come ashore with lots of rain to relieve the situation (one without wind that causes damage). Now that's a tall order!

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

~ Rudyard Kipling

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