Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 4th

I think the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. Although it's really lame that you can't set off your own fireworks in Johnson County. I think next year we will have to leave town so Ross can show his firework skills to our kids. When he was a kid he used to save up all of his money so he could go all out on giant fireworks. That thought makes me laugh. I'd really love to continue that tradition though.

I started the day off with a friend at a festival nearby. It was CRAZY. So many people, and so many things to see. I couldn't handle it for very long, but it was fun.

Leah's hair kind of looked like a firework.

Then we went down to Olathe to visit Ross' brother and family.   
We enjoyed some good food and good fun outside.

And then I was really excited to try out a technique that I had seen a photographer friend do a couple of years ago.  He wrote a tutorial a few days ago on how to do it.  See here.
Between comforting kids who were scared of fireworks and an almost full memory card I didn't get to do as many as I wanted, but I still got a few cool ones I think.  
Sorry there are so many pictures in this post.

Hope you had a good 4th!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I agree, the 4th is great. I love that picture of Leah on the swing. She is such a daredevil! I didn't know Ross was into pyrotechnics. Too bad you live so close to a police station. :)