Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Love Those Fireworks!

Kayli was intrigued with all the popping, cracking, and pretty "lightning" going on outside our windows all weekend! "So, why do they have fireworks on this holiday?" she wants to know. I carefully begin to answer in a not-so-specific manner, when Kayli says "C'mon Mom, let's just ask the computer!" Yep, when in doubt, do a web search! Imagine our surprise when we found out that the idea of fireworks at a celebration actually originated in CHINA! Oh, Kayli loved that tidbit of information!
On the night of the 4th, we loaded up the car with our big wagon, snacks, drinks, picnic blanket, bug spray, camera, and headed over to the local mall where the city was hosting a fireworks show...While everyone waited sooo patiently for the sun to set and the show to begin, the show sponsors surprised us by drawing our attention to a nearby roof  by blowing whistles, then tossing hundreds of frisbees into the air! Kids (big and little) were running everywhere! Kayli was thrilled to catch her own frisbee in the midst of all the chaos! 
My "little firecracker"  loved watching the cool fireworks, but still had to watch the whole thing with her fingers plugging her ears!
I think the WHOLE CITY was at this show, judging from the number of cars trying to make their way out of the parking lot, when it was all over! Actually it wasn't too bad taking the slow drive home, and the city generously provided traffic cops to help us all keep moving!
Kayli told me that she is so glad we have so many holidays to celebrate, 'cuz we just have so much fun! I couldn't agree more!
Happy 4th of July!

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