I knew last night would be a good 4th of July celebration when the first thing we saw was the most perfect mullet I’ve ever laid eyes on. The silver ringlets glistened in the setting sun as he proudly celebrated this great country.
Then, during the fireworks show, they played John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” which is hands down one of my favorite JD songs. I love John Denver! (yes, I’m a dork. And yes, I’m serious about how much I love JD.)
In short, last night was fabulous.
I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. (well, mostly…you know I always have to chime in a little…)
I just love when Cami wants to hold one of her brother’s hands. Connor was the chosen one last night. The boys are so sweet to her!
I feel like I’m looking at future Cami in this picture. She is looking so grown up these days!
Three generations of Thurman men. Connor spotted me…he is so difficult sometimes! It’s not even like I wanted them to look and smile. All he had to do was sit there.
When I did ask him to look at me, this is what I got. Awesome.
Derek was more cooperative. And, I’d like to state for the record that he was the only member of our family sporting patriotic colors, which he didn’t even do on purpose.
Camryn is always a little easier to take photos of.
Although she does deliver some gems like this.
Sometimes she shows her thoughtful side as well. She was stressing out about a helicopter that was taking off a little too close for her comfort level. Reason 4,321 why girls are so different than boys. Logan had already run over to get a closer look at the chopper while Camryn stood stock still with this look on her face.
Let’s talk about Logan for a minute. He’s also impossible for pictures these days. He is in constant motion–pretty much every photo I take of him is blurry. (I actually kind of like this even though it was an accident. I love happy photography accidents.)
If the photo does happen to be in focus, 9 times out of 10, this is the face I see.
Before the fireworks, there was a carnival with bounce houses, pony rides, etc. We were a little late getting there and unfortunately for Logan, he waited in two separate lines and both times the bouncies closed just before it was his turn to go inside. When he saw the hulk deflating, he and some other jilted kids ran over and started beating up on it . How dare the Hulk close down!
Finally, finally it was time for the show to begin!
For Connor, last night was all about the fireworks. Forget that we were at a park with a carnival and family and friends. All he could think about was those fireworks! This was his face pretty much the whole time.
Logan and Camryn both loved the fireworks, too. The fact that none of my children covered their ears and snuggled in close during the fireworks is a sure sign that my kids are growing up. It’s really a beautiful thing.