Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July at Boulder City

The sunset was gorgeous and I tried to get some pictures of it, but these just don't do it justice.

At dusk, the frogs come out. They are all over the place and so, of course, Taz caught one and the kids chased several others around.

As it started getting dark, we brought out the sparklers and a few fireworks that we had brought. We gatherred quite a crowd of onlookers enjoying our festivities.

Taz and Cynjyn entertained us with the pretzels for quite some time.

We got to BC about 6:00 and set up our "spot" on the grass. I took Taz and Cynjyn up to the water fountains and they got cooled down. We had brought a picnic dinner, a football, a volleyball, bocce ball, cards and books. Garry, Tanner, Taz and I played bocce ball while Cynjyn did cartwheels and played with her puppy she'd brought. The fireworks started at 9:00 and they were fantastic as usual. We had made ourselves a "patriotic" CD to listen to on the way there and back, so we were really in the mood and "Proud to be Americans". I truly am grateful for living in this free country and in this time. I know I couldn't have survived any other time in history!!


gwen said...

Dad and I went to the 4th of July Breakfast at the church, took a 3 hour nap afterwards and BBQ'd steak for dinner. Lola was up all night barking at the fireworks, but that' s as clos as we came to them!

gwen said...

Krissy says, 'It looks like fun! Too bad you had to wait 3 hours in the sun for it to start though!'

The Schauers Family said...

Hi Kim! Oh the memories of fireworks in Las Vegas. We can't have them in So. Ca. so it was fun to be in Utah for the 4th and share in the fun. Miss you tons!