Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Festivities

We had a great time celebrating America's birthday! We had family and friends over to our house for burgers and hot dogs and hanging out.
We had a small, still light outside fireworks show that included Hudson throwing poppers and Ryan lighting smoke balls and sparklers. It wasn't super exciting and huge but it was hot outside and Ryan had to go to work so we didn't have much time for a big production.

These two pictures are Hudson's "I'm watching fireworks" face! So serious!
I was worried about whether or not Hudson would like the fireworks. He tends to be quite scared of anything that makes a loud noise. Thankfully he thought it was all fun. He really loved throwing poppers and saying "hot" anytime his daddy lit something. And the best part was that he has slept though all of the fireworks going on throughout town over the last week! 
We are very thankful for freedom and the things we enjoy in this country that people all over the world do not get to experience. It's hard not to take some of those things for granted when we use them everyday. I cannot image what it would be like to have to worship Jesus in hiding or be more restricted by our government. Sometimes we forget how privileged we are. Happy Birthday America!

1 comment:

Mama Mia said...

Glad he had a good time. I worried about the loud noise with Amelia too, but she loved the fireworks! She kept calling them stars. So cute! My dog, on the other hand, was a wreck...