4th of July Fun!..

Posted on Jul 17, 2009 in Art?, Kids, The Smuteks | No Comments

Well, Jimmy and I have returned, and finally settled back in, from our vacation in NC. We had a great time catching up with some old friends and visiting the many beaches that NC has to offer! Surprisingly, I did not spend much time taking photos on this trip… something that is quite out of character for me! I did, however, take some fun photos the night before we left for our vacation (which happened to be the 4th of July)!

The 4th of July is somewhat of a big thing in our neighborhood. Everyone around town seems to go all out for the holiday. It seems that the week before, the entire neighborhood spends every moment primping their yards and decorating their houses in preparation for a weekend of celebration. We have an annual parade, a three day fair, and top the night of the 4th off with some amazing fireworks.

For as long as I can remember, July 4th was spent with my entire family, watching the parade and eating my grandparent’s awesome Italian dishes. We would then end the evening, huddled together under my grandparent’s awning, watching the fireworks. That tradition still goes on today, except now, many of us grandchildren now have children of our own.

My cousin Greg’s youngest daughter, Sophie, got the biggest kick out of the sparklers this year. Just days before her 4th birthday, she was all smiles and giggles parading her magic, firey wand around the yard. In fact, she couldn’t wait until the real fireworks ended so that she could go back to playing with her fireworks!

Here she is, along side her father, drawing hearts in the night with sparklers…


She then attempted her night art all by herself…


Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th!


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