July 03, 2007

The 4th

Tomorrow the festivities will kick off.

We will have the monster grill going cooking beef, turkey, lamb and ribs as well as assorted and sundry other items.

We will have desserts and yummys everywhere.

We will have fireworks in the evening to rival any professional display in the area.

We will have games for the kiddos. This year, I got water guns, water balloons, and water balloon sling shots for water wars. I got sacks for sack races and I got two games of twister for a monster twist-off. As prizes, I buy all kinds of stuff, and every kid goes home with something!

The piece d'resistance, is the glow necklaces that I buy for the kids. They love them. They always ask for them too and I was told this year that they must be purchased!

The 4th is a gathering of friends and family for us. It is a big party. Our Old Order Amish friends (the ones who always work on my mom's house) Alvin, Nancy, John, and little grandkids will come too. Their youngest son always sneaks away to a corner so he can get snockered and not be seen, but everyone knows he does it. He is 21 this year but he still hasn't married. Last year, his dad nearly had to carry him to my dad's car and he was told that his mother would probably kill him. It didn't happen and they will be back this year as they are every year. At Christmas, he got in trouble for watching Spongebob Squarepants on the tv in the kitchen while everyone else was in the living room! They don't ride the horse and buggy to our house cause the fireworks scare the horses.

We were even going to hire a band this year, but thought better of it and spent the band money on more fireworks instead.

So, have a safe and fun 4th. I'm working on 4 hours of sleep today and less tonight and tomorrow. I should be a zombie in Chi-town this weekend. Ack!

Posted by Oddybobo at July 3, 2007 10:09 AM | TrackBack

Oh shoot - I forgot balloons!!

::writes it down::

You have a BLAST, Oddy - I'll be chaneling a similar spirit here. Happy Fourth of July!!

Posted by: Richmond at July 3, 2007 10:37 AM

Sounds like an awesome day in the works!!


; )

Posted by: Christina at July 3, 2007 11:30 AM

Happy Independence Day to you and your family, Oddy! :)

Posted by: pam at July 3, 2007 11:57 AM

Yay, stuff!

Hey, did you save any pie for me? :)

Posted by: Ogre at July 9, 2007 01:45 PM