Friday, July 3, 2009

Fireworks & the 4th

Happy 4th of July to you all!

It's one of my favorite holidays with having burgers on the grill, spending time outdoors and watching the fireworks. I love to watch them, especially the city's display, but I dread purchasing them! Every year I hear about fireworks for a good two weeks from Tyler. He's a boy and boys tend to love fire and things that go boom, so it's no surprise. I do enjoy that our city has an ordinance against lighting them off for weeks on end and they only allow selling them for 2 days prior to the 4th. That saves me big dollars! However, I still managed to spend $68 this year. My limit is $50, but Grant kept loading up the cart and I couldn't keep it calculated in my head. I could have told the sales lady to put a few back, but the proceeds go to a good cause...our church youth group. I do love that I can help out with that!
This is what $68 of fireworks looks like. Not much, huh? Now if it could only last for 68 minutes...I'm guessing ten at best!
These pictures are from the last few years of fireworks purchasing. Here we are at a stand picking out our fireworks. This is last year's picture.
This was the best year...I promised the kids a Wii without buying one firework or even lighting one of the neighbors' off. No fingers were lost and it was money well spent, even though it did cost more than what I would have spent of fireworks. (Summer '07)
Oh, how they look so young! (Summer of '06 prior to having Grant) I wish I knew what I spent this year. Anyway, have a safe one!


Mamma has spoken said...

Happy 4th of July to you too.

Mindee said...

I love that you bribed them with a Wii. I wish I had thought of that. I love everything about this holiday except holding my breath the entire time they are lighting fireworks!