Fourth of July

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We’ve finally returned from our long trip out of state, and we’ve basically returned to our old routine. Given that it’s the week of Fourth of July, that meant our annual evening of trying to entertain ourselves while waiting for fireworks. Little did we realize that we’d wind up convinced that this might be our last such evening for a while.

It all began well enough, with the boys playing throwing beanbags and playing ladder toss.






Ladder toss is not a defensive game, Owen.

They got bored with that quickly, so we turned to taking goofy photos.


So very, very goofy.


No idea where he gets it from.

After that we ate some dinner to pass the time until it got dark. Once that happened, we busted out the sprinklers.


Max had no problems with this.


Owen preferred to stick with one sparkler at a time.

They happily did that until the supply of sparklers ran out. Then we returned to the blanket to wait for the fireworks…and wait…and wait…and wait some more. Like last year, the fireworks seemed to come much later than we’d expected. As a result, Max spent at least an hour complaining about how bored he was.


Apparently this still applied even though he had reading material.

When the fireworks started, we expected all of the complaining to stop. Sadly, that was not to be. Owen wasn’t particularly impressed with the show, though he did manage to keep his ears unplugged throughout. Max kept insisting that he was bored, even during the finale.

…so we probably won’t be spending several hours hanging out and waiting for fireworks next year. I guess we’ll see if the boys change their minds before then. Oh well, it was a good run while it lasted.

If you want to check out some more photos of the boys playing with sparklers, click here. Otherwise we’ll see you next time!

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