4th of July 2006

Happy 4th of JulyThe 4th turned out to be a pretty nice day. We had Quinn’s cousin (Andrew) as well as Lori’s parents (Dean and Mavis) over. Apparently they spent the day at the park. From talking to them it sounds like they had fun.

When I got home we went to the grocery store and picked up some pre-cooked chicken and some sides. Afterwards we stopped by a local fireworks stand. We picked up quite a few fireworks for a last minute purchase. It might have been the most fireworks we’ve done on the 4th yet.

After dinner Lori’s dad (Dean) helped with the fireworks. The kids had a bunch of sparklers to burn up and we spent about 3 hours setting off various cones. There are a bout 3 cones that are family favorites which we got lucky enough to pick up again this year. Two in particular are the Crickets and the Purple Rain. As usual these were both beautiful and fun to watch. There was also a spinner we never tried before called the Crazy Ground Hog. This is very much like the Ground Bloom Flower but it explodes into a barrage of crackles at the end. It seemed to me they also spun on the ground longer than the flowers do too. These have become a new favorite over the traditional flowers.

All in all we had a great night. I look forward to next year.

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