Monday, July 4

Happy 4th!

Well, its over. All 10 grandkids were here, and the air conditioning was not exactly up to par. It wasnt too bad on the whole.... The twins were only mildy ornery and only really acted up right before bedtime. I am told that this is normal for holidays.

We went to the parade this morning. Hit the park in the afternoon. The kids all got their faces painted and played on a couple of the kid slides they had. After dinner, all the kids played in the pool. When it got dark, my brother brought out the illegal fireworks he had purchased over the border in Evanston and about blew himself up. He had placed two fountains next to each other, lit the far one and leaned over it while lighting the second one.
"They aren't supposed to go off that fast!" he said, after writhing on the ground for about a minute. Ya Neal, fuses are funny that way, they don't take into account the IQ of the person lighting them.... ;)
All in all, he has a 3rd degree burn on his earlobe about the size of the head of a pin. Very lucky I would say. Gave us all quite a scare though. The funny part is, every year, we joke "Is this the year Neal blows himself up?"
But, since you read this Neal, I just want you to know that I love ya, and am very glad you didn't blow your head off. ;)

6 comments:

noelle feather said...

I love the flowers on your background page - can you give me advice on how to do that? I'm very HTML challenged--thanks! :)

Erika said...

Uh, yea she can, but I have her under contract and refuse to release her. Sorry.

Little Miss said...

I'm listening...

BTW...where were you last week? I was ready to fight!

Becky said...

Sorry about the lapse in news... I am swamped with all this moving stuff. I start the big drive tomorrow morning...
There is still so much to do!

Little Miss said...

best of luck! (i hate moving!)

Erika said...

Well, hurry up. It's selfish to let YOUR life interfer with OUR entertainment!