Sunday, July 05, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

An excellent Independence Day celebration indeed.

Morning was spent with the kids having a play date and making homemade ice cream with the kids helping to pour ingredients and stir the mixture and it came out great.

We then went to my friend Jeff's house in the afternoon to visit him, his lovely wife (who was sleeping -- deservedly so), and his very new baby Emma, who at 5 lbs and a few ounces is a little tiny baby full of new baby cuteness.

Then home to have a BBQ with the neighbors.

Once it was dark we enjoyed an impressive display of fireworks, both professional and enthusiastic amateurs. It appears a lot of the neighbors in our subdivision must have traveled to Ohio to get the good stuff -- Michigan is pretty restrictive on what sorts of fireworks you can buy and many of our neighbors gave this government edict the respect it deserved on Independence Day -- many a Roman Candle, Show cake and big firecracker was set off, and some of the well-to-do people across the lake apparently had a professional put on a display as they had the pro-grade stuff and it was impressively well done.

Then a few hours of poker into the wee hours and good friendship.

A great way to celebrate our nation's independence.

Happy Independence Day!

2 comments: said...

Belated Happy 4th to you, too!

Still have the fireworks going off all over the neighborhood so I figure it isn't toooo late.


Aaron said...

Yes indeed, I stayed away form the computer on the 4th while thoroughly enjoying the day with friends and family.

Fireworks continued in our area last night as well, if not with more gusto as everyone seemed bent on using up this years supply.