Sunday, July 19, 2009

4th of July

I know this is a bit late, but I just have to post about our first 4th of July in our new city. We kept hearing about this Wet parade they have on the 4th. Well, we were not prepared for the craziness of the people here when it comes to water on the 4th! This parade was basically a giant water fight between the people in the parade, and those watching. But, before the parade started, all the people waiting were having water fights with each other. One side of the street against the other, with thier side neighbors, and with anyone walking down the street. Actually, we learned about walking down the street the hard way. We were looking for a place to watch the parade, so we walked down the road, as there were no sidewalks to walk on, and we got hit from both sides. And I was pushing the baby in the stroller!

These people were serious about this water fight. People had trucks with 250 gallon water containers in the back to fill thier water guns. They had Rubbermaid totes, laundry hampers, any container you can imagine that holds water, full of water. They would empty one and bring out another. And I have never seen so many different water guns. We are going to plan for next year. I told the kids this year we would get the brunt of it, but next year, we would be ready!

Our kids have never had so much fun at a parade before. I took some pictures, but it is a bit hard to see the full effect. My hubby is wearing a red shirt with his back to the camera. You can see some of the floats shooting water at the crowd.

That night the boys shot some fireworks off in the street in front of our house. First time we have lived where we could shoot things off by our house, so the kids had a fun time with them.

A few pictures of the watchers.

And Padme with her sparklers.

1 comment:

  1. Amy,

    I forgot to mention that you must give us a picture of you some day! So nice to have a face to put with the names and stories.

    I wanted to ditto your comments about pregnancy in my 100th post. It is funny that people always say oh you have so many children, you must have easy pregnancies. I can not tell you how many times I have heard that. And yet, as you say, I have had but 1 easy pregnancy and that was still wrought with unbearable morning sickness that lasted well into my 5th or even 6th month that I lost a ton of weight because I couldn't eat or keep food down when I did. I have had to deal with long term hospitalizations, 2 pregnancies on complete bed rest taking meds around the clock every 4 hours, injecting insulin in my abdomen because of my diabetes, severe migraine headaches that caused more vomiting and trouble with my eyes...and that's before we even get to the delivery room... where 3 of my babies were born blue, 2 required resuscitation, 3 days of labor with my last, tearing that took so many stitches I couldn't count and months to heal... and yet, when those babies came all of that went out the window and all that mattered were my little lambs. I would not even think twice the Lord offered it all to me again. So worth it, seems like an understatement! Amen.


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