The boys and I went down to our home town to celebrate a state holiday this weekend. It was fun. In the morning, I took the boys to the parade. Some friends of ours let them sit in the back of their truck.
Now the thing I like best about small town parades, is the fact they still throw candy. My mom and I were on candy detail for the boys. We would swoop down and grab the goods before other kids had a chance. Take that!
The firemen were throwing Frisbees and I was SO going to get one for the boys. But I had to fight a little girl for it. It flew over our heads and landed under my stroller. She fell to the ground to dig it out when I yell, "HA HA! It is under MY stroller! I get dibs!! Too bad for you!" She looked at me like I was crazy. My mom looked at me like I was crazy.
"I can't believe you just took a Frisbee from a five year old!" My mom said.
"I didn't take it! It flew under MY property! That makes it MINE."
"Whatever..." she rolled her eyes. Then I could swear I heard her mumble something about me being childish. Isn't that what parades are for!? To bring out or inner child.
Ironically, just after my mom teased me about being a baby, she started jumping up and down waving her arms at the floats begging rather loudly for candy.... hmmm... and she wonders where I get my childishness... HA!
We went to the park and played some games. This is small town tug-a-war. Amazing....Grandpa took the boys for a little ride around the cemetery. They LOVE four-wheeling. This was just too cute:
That night we wanted to do a few fireworks with the boys. My dad proudly brings out his stash. What the heck...?
"Dad! Those are ancient! We got those when I was like eight!"
"I know, cool huh?"
"They could be dangerous! They're 20 years old. And what's that?!"
"It doesn't matter, they will still work. Oh, what? This?" he held up a suspicious looking firework.
"Yes, don't tell me that is a bottle rocket!?"
"Yeah, cool huh? I confiscated it years ago when I was on the force."
"You are NOT going to light that!" my mom chimed in in a threatening tone, probably remembering all the forest fires they get this time of the year.
"Because YOU ARE NOT!!" my mom and I said simultaneously.
"Okay, fine." I think he was actually disappointed.
This is the best picture I took! I laughed my butt off when I saw it. My dad is like: "Who wants this one!?"
So he whipped out these old sparklers. And lit one. It was scary. It should have been illegal. It was actually shooting flames and totally freaked out the boys. Sam was too afraid to move, he was holding it.And Nephi ran for cover.Needless to say, after that, the boys would have nothing to do with the scary sparklers.