Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Rocket's Red Glare
You know as well as I do that the 4th of July means delicious BBQs, patriotic colors, fireworks of all kinds, and water fun of some kind. This 4th was nothing short of that.
My dear dear friend Pam came to town for a quick 24 hour trip. She invited Berns and I and the girls to swim in her hotel pool in the early afternoon. She was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was quite the neat pool full with tropical plants, a water slide, and a sandy beach entrance. it was also full of tattooed rockers and blonde bombshells. We looked like quite the circus show when we showed up adorned with floaties and life vests...but hey--we are cute :)
Later that evening we ventured to my Uncle's house to BBQ (which was torture for me since I can hardly eat any of the delcious food that was set out...I wanted nothing more than to CONSUME the frosted cookies and potatoe chips in LARGE AMOUNTS). The girls LOVED roaming around the yard, playing in the blow up bouncer, and eating goodies to their hearts content. We then put all the kiddos in the back of at truck to enjoy our own fancy show of fireworks. Zoie was in heaven. She oooohhhed and aaaahhhhhed and jumped and squealed. She was more fun to watch than the actual fireworks.
After that we drove home while watching the millions of different fireworks shows going off all over the Las Vegas valley--it was amazing watching them go off all around us.
the day was simple and full of smiles and laughter--meaning it was perfect.