Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!!

Fireworks over Scotia, NY 2003

Happy 4th, all! This hasn't been a traditional 4th for my family as my oldest DS has been sick all weekend. This morning is the first morning he didn't wake up with a fever. We took him to the Dr. yesterday and he has bronchitis. He has felt miserable all weekend as our plans for the long holiday weekend had to be cancelled. His sweet Daddy has told him he will take Friday as a vacation day so that we can have a "re-do" on some of our plans for the weekend. Now, that is a good Dad!

So, since we have cancelled all other 4th of July plans, the "boys" are in the backyard building a bridge. DH took both boys and started this project this morning. They are building a bridge so that the riding lawn mower will be able to access the lower area of our backyard (currently there are a couple of big rocks that are causing a limited access). We do have strange topography in our backyard. It is very steep and wooded but has 2 fairly level terraces so this bridge is supposed to help. Either way, the DS#1 and DS#2 thought it was a way cool way to spend the day. They also have a big pot of boiled peanuts over the fire for snacking later in the day! Just watching them I can tell they all pretty much feel like "it don't get no better than this". LOL

I have missed the traditional 4th festivities a bit; but a nice low key, quiet weekend isn't too bad either.

Tonight I am sure we will find somewhere to watch fireworks (because we can't miss THAT!).

Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday, America

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
Ronald Reagan


  1. Happy 4th of July!!!
    God Bless the USA!!!

  2. Kewl pics! HAPPY 4TH TO YOU AND YOURS!

  3. Hppy 4th to you too (a little late but sincere!) Glad your DS is feeling better, that is miserable to be sick in summer. Have yourselves a great "re-Do!!!" Hugs from claudia


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