1. How did you celebrate the 4th of July?
The 4th is one of my favorite holidays! Each year we have a huge family gathering sometime around the 4th. Since we never have it on the ACTUAL fourth, we haven't really celebrated yet this year. There is food, fireworks, face paint, family, fun, and frivolity...coming soon.
|Yes, that would be a flag AND a bald eagle on her face. I am an ARTIST!|
For our small celebration, on the actual fourth, we had a whole day of silliness.
The kiddos rode in a neighborhood parade, then ate snow cones. We attended a small parade, and people threw candy at us. Mady announced, "This is the best 4th of July ever, and it's not even lunch time!"
To cap the day, we had some friends over for snacks and fireworks, and the highlight of my night was watching those little noodles chase fireflies.
|Jar of Fireflies|
2. Do you sunburn easily?
Nope, thank goodness! As a kid, I usually had a pretty great tan. The kind of tan that can only be earned by spending hours outside, not caring at all how I looked...like any 7 year old. I remember my aunt commenting on the tan, with a hint of jealousy in her voice. Now my daughter has that tan, and my sister is the aunt enviously loving it.
3. Hot dogs. Yay or nay?
I actually had a hot dog related accident that left me with a small scar on my face for months. In typical college fashion, I heated a cheesy dog in the microwave for a quick dinner while cramming for a test. I bit into the hotdog, and the melted cheese dripped out onto my chin and burned me! I had a mark on my chin for months from that ridiculous incident! Of all the stupid ways to get injured... Geesh. But, I still eat them. So, Yay.
4. Have you ever personally set off fireworks?
My hubs loves fireworks, maybe even more than he loves me (I joke!) He actually was licensed to shoot commercial grade fireworks, so not only have a shot fireworks, I’ve shot off 6” shells that could go through a house. Even after experiencing all of that firepower, my favorite firework is snap-pops--the tiny little things that you throw or step on. Kid safe and inexpensive. Love it!
|Protective ear wear for the serious fireworks.|
I jumped off the high dive once. I was pretty young, so I don’t remember a lot about it, but I do remember that it was painful. I didn’t even belly flop or anything crazy, but my feet stung from hitting the water and my ears hurt from the depth. I dove off the regular board a few times last weekend, and was taunted by certain loved ones until I got so distracted that I belly flopped. So, that hurt too. I might avoid boards for a bit after writing this.
6. Do you do anything weird in your sleep?
|He's distraught over my terrifying story.|