Sunday, July 5, 2009

Envying the neighborhood strays this year

Every year we go All out for the fourth. We drive up to the next state and buy tons of illegal fireworks. I say "we", what I really mean is Jason. Here's how it really works. He begs to go stop at the fireworks store. Swears we won't buy much. Then I follow him around the store as he snatches and grabs, like a kid in a candy store.Then what happens? We walk out of the store buying twice as much as we did the year before. It's crazy! We bought so much the year before last, the store gave us $200, if free stuff. It took two shopping carts, just to get them to the car. Where we had to cover them with blankets to get them across states.

The key is to buy them a few weeks in advance, so you don't get caught. The only thing is until the fourth we have enough explosives in our house to blow up China.

Well this year with the slowed economy The Big Dawg, had to just lay in the yard and sulk this year. All we could afford was a few from the TNT tent in front of Wal-mart this year. All completely legal. Nothing over five foot off the ground. Just a bunch of little fountain fireworks! BOR-ING!

We did a few before dark so Jake could enjoy them, before bed.

I told you, they were pathetic!

"Don't worry kids we have a whole box full."

After dark when we went out with the girls. We thought it won't be too bad, at least they will enjoy them.
That was until the neighbors started. Apparently they had more money than we did this year and were able to afford some of the big ones. Not as much as we would have bought but, nonetheless. Talk about a nose rubbing. It didn't matter what we lit, as soon as we heard & felt the boom concussion in our chest, our fireworks became invisible. As nice as it was to at least have some to look at, it was still disheartening.

The scary thing is I know when we do buy some, he'll we'll have to make up for this year!


  1. Weird! They are illegal?? Why? Never heard of that before! I guess there all legal here, we just never buy them!

  2. Awww! Look at their faces. LOL Priceless!

  3. I'm glad I don't have to deal with the stress of fireworks. It's daylight all night so they are kind of pointless here. Of course, that doesn't stop some people from lighting them off during the hottest fire season ever!

  4. I LOVE fireworks. You should have seen the craziness of the giant box my uncles bought and lit off the day after my uncle's wedding. It was CRAZY! Fireworks are in our blood we think. My grandpa used to build them in his basement when he was a kid. (it was legal then) We all love fireworks. I hope you get some fun new fireworks next year!

  5. Glad to hear you still had a great long weekend...

  6. Cute kids! Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.


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