Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of July

This fourth of July was the first time we got to really enjoy the new backyard since Megan's wedding. This great new yard was begging for a game, so a Volleyball net was set up and fit perfectly between trees in the big grassy area. Perfect!
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No more traipsing through mud and spiderwebs in the trees to get to the picnic shelter for family BBQs.
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The kids got creative in robbing the cherry tree.
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The tree was loaded!
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Time to play! Actually, when we first arrived I joined DeAnna and Molly in a game of girls against guys and we kicked butt. After 4 total games during the evening, all guys against girls, it ended with each team winning 2.
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Mostly we kept the kids off the court so they didn't get trampled, but sometimes they got to come on and help. Go Emmett!
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Finally it was time for some fiery fun.
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Roman candles!
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Avery loves Roman candles
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And he loves these too. And all fireworks for that matter.
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Carson's quite a bit more cautious.
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Emmett's pretty gung ho too though.
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A big debris field of firecracker wrappings -  but wait! - this one didn't go off! Better light it with a torch!
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After a bit Emmett tucked himself up in a chair...
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And shortly thereafter he was out. So much fun and excitement will take it out of a little man!
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Mortar finale, and a happy 4th of July!
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