Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fireworks, Bowling and Tadpoles

I have been so preoccupied with other things, that posting has been on the back burner.  We had a wonderful Fourth of July with family.  The children spent several days at the grandparents' house and we had a bit of piece and quiet. 

The Fourth of July celebration was complete with loud popping firecrackers, smoke bombs, parachutes, snakes, and a night time celebration.  Little Man was ecstatic that he could cause things to blow up without getting in trouble.  Egee went through countless packages of smoke bombs. She doesn't particularly like the loud pop of firecrackers.  MeeMee fixed the homemade ice cream - always a treat!  Grandad made sure the kids were supervised with the fireworks and lit quite a few during the day himself. 

Lightening the firecracker

Why won't it light?

There it goes!

Egee's turn!
We also spent the holiday week bowling.  The Kid's Bowl Free Summer Program is a wonderful addition to our schedule.  Especially when it is over 100 degrees outside!  Little Man had an awesome time bowling and accomplished his highest score, yet.  Egee had beat him last week bowling 109 and 105 - one of her best weeks. 

D-Man and Little Man celebrating the spare!

Our week came to a close on a sad note, the tadpoles died.  We had bought special food for the little guys and fixed up a tank.  They seemed to be doing quite nicely.  On the fourth, they were swimming around and eating.  When I woke on the fifth, they were floating.  Don't know what happened to them, but we will try raising tadpole later.