Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Celebration

When we lived in Maine the 4th of July was pretty "ho hum" we lived too far to go to the fireworks and there wasn't too much to do worth the driving distance. So we usually just went to the lake for a day of swimming. Nothing wrong with that but I love my childhood memories of the 4th of July with fireworks. So now living here in Washington we discovered we actually had a choice of things to do. First we could go to Blaine, or we second we could go to Bellingham. We tried to first hit Blaine for the parade, but we got stuck in traffic and didn't make it. (note to self...leave much earlier next year) So we were disappointed but decided to head to Bellingham. There they had lots of stuff for the kids and vendors for me =). They had 3 huge jumpy houses, face painting, music, and food. The kids had a blast. After that we headed home for some r and r and then headed back for the fireworks. They were really amazing. The best I've ever seen. I felt like a kid again. I "ohhhhh, awwwwwwed" right along with the boys. It was a great day.

Elijah isn't looking too trusting of the lady doing his spider.
But in the end was happy with the result.

At first I thought she was going to paint his whole face green and I was not too happy.

But she turned his nose into the head of a dinosaur. Pretty cool.

Everybody was KungFu fighting. This KungFu panda needed to eat a few more bowls of noodles.

They had huge chalkboards that they invited people to do sort of a "chalk by number"

Cotten Candy of course.
The big flag. God bless America...better yet show us mercy!

Finally dark at 10:30.

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