philosophy at age eight

“If you cannot control your peanut butter, you cannot expect to control your life.”
~ Judah-ism

Monday, July 5, 2010

fun on the fourth

This year was a bittersweet one, our first fourth of July without Tiffy. We ate too much, played on the trampoline, watched fireworks and then sat around the firepit for s'mores and singing. Emily sang a song Tiffy wrote, which was amazing to hear.

But this holiday has always been about fun with the family. We missed those not present, but with so many kids around, there was no way the day could be all somber.

I shot this video of the trampoline antics.

Also, the last year of the infamous "Lindsey Presentation", where the older brothers of John's family made a big presentation as they set off fireworks, to include, but not limited to: singing, skits and many wisecracks. (It is also acceptable behavior for mucho heckling from an easy-to-please but full-of-spice crowd.) We've spent many years of fun with this tradition--born about 14 years ago when we had babies and little money--and it's been decided that the tradition needs to be handed off to the next generation, which have finally reached an age where they'd like a part in the family traditions.

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