Friday, January 1, 2010

Bright Future

My husband bought a bunch of fireworks back in 1999, intending to celebrate the arrival of 2000 in style. I can't remember why I wasn't a supportive wife when it came to bombs bursting in air . . . wait . . . it's coming back to me . . . now I remember. We had a toddler who wasn't even 2 years old and I was not about to let her anywhere near flames. I also was pregnant with our second child, so there was no way I could stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, even if I wasn't a big grouch who refused to stand out in the freezing cold waving a sparkler while my toddler's hair caught on fire.

My sad husband packed the fireworks away with the hopes that he might be able to use them the following 4th of July. That holiday passed by unnoticed—our baby had just arrived, so I'm sure we were walking around in a fog of sleep deprivation—and one year melted into the next, with that forgotten bin of glorious fireworks growing older and lonelier out in the garage. Ten long years crawled by. Would their ancient incendiary devices even work any more? My husband was determined to find out last night.

Oh, yeah, baby!

Woo hoo!

My dad is so cool!
He lets me play with sparklers!
What's wrong, Mommy? Your face looks all tense and white.

Dinner last night: baked potatoes with Tex Mex topping


glitzen said...

Heh heh, yep...they look awful happy and I can only guess how you feel! We had TONS of fireworks last night at my parents' house, as we do every year. We make the kids stay inside and watch from the window though! All 13 of the grandkids love them!!

Helene said...

Looks like they all had fun! I can't believe the fireworks still worked that well after being stored away for 10 years!

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

Fabulous photos! My kids would go bananas to do that! What a fun way to ring in the New Year!

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2010!!!!

(thanks for sticking with me this year!)

Mother Mayhem said...

I am blessed. The hubs doesn't care much for fireworks and neither does the kid. ;o)

paul peggy zeus said...

Hello! I'm your most recent blog follower - found you through Jenn, my daughter-in-law.

I love your light, funny whimsical flair. We are interested in coming to Alaska so that's just another draw to your blog. Keep up the good work with your family, your Harvest Party was so well thought out. We are full time RVers and blog at We travel all over the US and WILL one day make it to Alaska too!

paul peggy zeus said...

Sorry, our blog is under
(forgot the usa)

Karen M. Peterson said...

Fireworks! That's so fun!

Glad they still worked!