Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Fourth of July Weekend

One of the things that I love about the Army is that Owen tends to get 4 day weekends when a holiday falls near the weekend. This weekend was no exception. He had Friday through Monday off.

On Friday we went crabbing. Owen had just gotten his licence for the year and was itching to use it. So we packed up the gear and off we went to the pier at Point Defiance.

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We ran into some friends from last years crabbing season. The kids had a great time playing on the pier.

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We even had a decent sized haul!

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Then on the 4th:

Fort Lewis had a pretty cool carnival and fireworks show. We went and had a picnic of pork and corn and fries and walnut brownies! I had cooked the food and packed it up earlier that day.

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We played in the grass until it got dark and the fireworks started...

This is what Liam did through the fireworks:

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This is what the other kids did:

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Well except for Mikaela who kept getting scared by the fireworks and running off to try to hide.

Over all the show was beautiful and a good time was had by all...

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The rest of the weekend was spent recovering from the Fourth. Now it is back to business as usual.
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