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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Late 4th of July edition

Sorry about the late post. I have an extra kid in town right now. Connor who was here in March is here again for a couple of weeks and the 3 boys are keeping me busy! Can't have them getting bored!

Anyway we had a great Fourth this year for our first in Ketchikan. We started the day off with a parade in town. It as fun. They started the parade with one of the many helicopters flying a huge flag down the maid road.


And of course all the typical parade walkers. It was smaller then the ones we had in Portland but fun since we knew a lot of people walking and the kids loved it since all the walkers were throwing candy for kids. It was like Halloween all over again without having to walk.


After the parade we went home for a little while and made dinner. The weather wasn't too windy so they were doing the fireworks this year. We were told that they hadn't been able to do them in 6 years since the 4th kept being to windy to do them safely. Since it doesn't get close to dark enough for fireworks till about 11 here we left about 9 o'clock to walk around town for awhile and while we were there we watched a lady doing a hoola hoop with fire on it. She asked Izzak to light it for her. He thought that was pretty cool.


It was cool to see her do it though. Madison was convinced she was going to burn her clothes though. Obviously she has done it a lot though so knew what she was doing. She offered to let the kids try but they were afraid of the fire....


We walked around for awhile longer until it was dark and they started the fireworks. They do it out on the ocean in the narrows. It was really cool to see them over the water. I wish I could have gotten some better shots to show you what it was like to see them but this was the best I could get.

Like I said we have been busy playing with the kids so I have lots of photos to share and I plan to do a post tomorrow to show you.

7 people had something to say:

Heather K said...

Yay!! A POST!! Good to see you...and it sounds like you've been having fun with the kids!
I'm watching for the post with pictures of the kids...
oh by the way ..what is that in the sky on the fireworks picture? the first pic.

ChrisB said...

That looks like a whole lot of fun. Glad you got fireworks, and that lady with the hoop is braver than I would be!

philosophy within poetry said...

Great to see you again Terri - and the great photo's of 4th July celebrations.

Good for Izzak - she certainly is good - although I can compete with my Zippo lighter in the wind - attempting to light my pipe..

Hope you are feeling more relaxed back at home and the ocean scene with the fireworks - can imagine would be wonderful to see.

Looking forward to more posts & Take Care.

elena jane said...

what fun...they were waiting for you to be there for the fireworks...
the hula hoop with fire is awesome...
glad you had a minute to make a post too :)

karisma said...

Hey! I think you did pretty well! Great pictures and looks like loads of fun!

momto3cubs said...

Three boys getting bored--definately something to avoid!

Hey, I see the Packers G by your web address! Isn't this whole thing with Favre crazy?

"J" said...

Love the 4th of July pics! Looks like yall had a GREAT one!

Can you tell I'm playing catch up on my blog reading today! =) It's been a while...I'm trying to get back in the swing of things!

I hope all is well with you and the family!!! The kid-o's look like they are having a GREAT summer!!!!!