July 7, 2009

Hooked Up & Burned Up

For the 4th this year, we went to some friend's house to barbecue & light some fireworks.

I'm always shocked how expensive fireworks are, so it's always difficult for me to want to spend much on them. However, this year we hit the mother lode when a friend of Taylor's seriously hooked us up with some "leftovers". I had to commemorate this even since this will probably be the first and last time this opportunity comes around. However, this picture doesn't even do it justice.

The guys would line up a bunch at once.
Usually we have to ration them in order to make it last longer.

Look at the size of this thing!

This year, there were so many "illegals" being shot off in the air all around us. There was no need to go to a fireworks show at one of the hotels with these bad boys going off.

The kids had a blast watching all the different lights showering in front of them.

Jordan just enjoyed lighting things on fire.

Hailey isn't too fond of the fireworks. Not the noise but the fear of getting burned.

I love this video. Look closely at Taylor on the left. His reaction cracks me up each time I see it.

He was still a little stunned after he was singed.

All-in-all we had a fun July 4th....and generally safe, despite a few minor burns.


Katie said...

I bet someone was seconds from calling the fire departmant on the Carons!

Rachel B. said...

Ah man, wish I could have been there. ;) Hailey's my kind of girl. I knew we were BFF's for a reason. She and I can hang out next year. That video of Taylor is awesome! Good thing he doesn't have his fro anymore...a few more inches on top of that and he would have been a goner.

Unguren said...

He was probably worried that he was going to loose some hair. That video was awesome.

Jaime Lynne said...

Poor Hailey. Cute video! Am I the only one who finds it strange that at any other time of the year lighting an explosive on fire or handing a child a burning piece of metal would be dangerous!?!?

Michael...Midol....Punky....Mido the Sugar Bear Punky....Twitcher....Cheetoh Eater said...

I loved Taylors reaction in that video! Looks like you guys had a good time.....I didnt even get to see fireworks cause my friends werent feeling it....LAME


I can't even believe how big Jordan has gotten! It's funny how my own kids have grown, but I still picture all of yours the same.

Looks like great times! Great shot of Taylor!