Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July
is one of my favorite
days of the whole year.
Our town goes all out.
Parades, festivals, live bands,
and huge fireworks.
Love showing my boys
things they haven't seen before
and fun things to try.
The whole day is fun
from beginning to the end.
I can't wait to start!
Hope everyone has
a wonderful holiday
filled with friends and fun.


Unknown said...

Happy 4th! We went to fireworks tonight and Little G stayed up until 10:30!! AHHH! He was a party animal. HA!

Hope you have a fun day tomorrow with the boys!

Jeni said...

And, the same greeting right back at you too! Celebrate the day, the reason, carry it forward.

Anonymous said...

I love the whole 4th of July festivities from parade to fireworks, too. Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Great Haiku. I can't believe I had A WEEK of reading to catch up on. What the heck is wrong with me. I've not blog walked in ages.

Have a great holiday!

Hilary said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Kathryn.

Laura said...

Have a wonderful and great celebration! Happy July 4th!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

Have a great Independence Day weekend!

Molly's Mom said...

Love the haiku! Is the weather over the lake supposed to be as gorgeous as ours here? (mid-70s, clear skies, cool at night) I went another haiku route b/c of the experience I had yesterday.
Have a great holiday!

Melissa said...

Sounds fun! We have a low key day planned here. But it is nice to relax with friends.

Kelly said...

I love that last picture!! How neat.

Our fireworks are cancelled because of the flood....they always let them go by the river. But we are headed to my aunt and uncles' house across the river in MO where fireworks are legal and we'll shoot some off there. Should be fun! Have a great 4th!

The Laundress said...

Happy 4th!!!

Tonya said...

Happy 4th! Our town does the same thing with everything too. So much fun :) Three of my kids are in the parade this year. They are so excited as am I :)

Karen Coutu said...

Great haiku!!! Hope your boys enjoy the day! Happy 4th!!

Roxy Wishum said...

What fun! In the sunny south, we can hardly imagine the jackets in July.

dawn klinge said...

It's one of my favorite days as well. Have a great one!

Scrappy said...

Happy 4th of July to you!
That is such a cute picture. :)

Life in the Crazy Lane said...

Fireworks terrify my cherubs. So, we will put them to bed early and watch our neighbors fire off their own displays tonight.

storyteller said...

Great photo in your header and wonderful Haiku for the holiday! Hope your 4th is filled with fun …
Hugs and blessings,

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Great Fireworks Photo! I think I have one just like it somewhere! lol
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays as well. Anytime family has an excuse to get together is great! I love the little things our small town does to celebrate too. It's like everyone forgets everything for a few hours and enjoys just being a proud and free American!

Have a great day!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, I hope it was a great one for you!
I have visions of red, white and blue desserts warming on a picnic table while patriotic music plays-- but we spent it doing a sports day in a British school followed by a disco for wee tykes. It's just strange.
Enjoy your weekend!

Homegrown Tribe said...

happy 4th!

love the 2nd picture. :)


krissy said...

It is my favorite time of the year too....

I love firecrackers!!!

Looks like you had a good time!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Happy 4th! Looks like you all had a great time!

Fire Hunt said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday:)

EatPlayLove said...

Happy 4th.. Sounds like a blast! We did the exact opposite and retreated from all the noise and chaos, went camping in the mountains.

Cynthia said...

Looks like you had a wonderful night!

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Fun, fun! Hope you had a great weekend!

Bren said...

I love watching kids watch fireworks! It's one of my favorite holidays too!

And did y'all really need jackets up there?

Melissa said...

oh I hope that you guys had a good happy fourth! the fire works here have to start really late so we can actually see them :) happy fourth!

the dragonfly said...

Happy Independence Day!!

it's a favorite of mine too :)

Laski said...

I hope you had a wonderful 4th! Look at those faces!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh look how mesmerized those little ones are! I love it!! Hope you had a spectacular 4th!!

Momisodes said...

Hope you had a lovely 4th of July weekend!

just jamie said...

Hope it was a great one!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson