Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How We Spent Our 4th of July 2009

This weekend we decided we would keep the kids up to see their first fireworks. Bed time here is at 8:00 and by 8:30 they were drifting. We got outside with some light sticks and the first thing they said, was "look at the moon."
This first picture was my first attempt. It was not what I was seeing
with my own eyes, so I tried again.
This was the second attempt. I love the branches handing above it. Gives it a nice feel.
We headed down to our beach, about a 5 minute drive and waited! Fortunately there were some other fireworks going on around the lake so we watched those.

I like this one across the lake. I was still playing with my shutter speed and aperture. It looks like there was fire but it was actually a set of fireworks going off.

Here are my two being quite patient. The glow sticks were a source of entertainment thank goodness because the fireworks didn't start until 9:30.
Here was the tail end of one. I have a ton of full blown pics but I don't love them. Hopefully next year they will be awesome.
Little miss was watching from the shoreline for a while.

It looks so bright here but it was quite dark. I really need to learn this whole aperture thing.
It was fun and the kids enjoyed themselves. I loved lying on a bench snapping away while Daddy sat with the kids oohhh'ing and ahhhh'ing
It was a good time and the kids were exhausted. The boy was fading fast and they were asleep 3 minutes after saying their prayers.

1 comment:

  1. I think the pictures are fabulous, the kids look tired, but they look like they had a good time and they will remember it forever!!
    Thanks for sharing.


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