7.05.2009

numbered

we had a wonderful independence day...and have got the numbers to prove it!


25
the number of slices of watermelon i ate with gusto.
i just can't get enough of the stuff!
justin likes it too, no?


29.87
number of times dallin laughed while pursuing his newest favorite summer activity

2
gallons of water anna ingested wildest imagining she had gills.


0
number of fireworks dallin got to watch while celebrating his first independence day.


6
number of extremely happy cousins experiencing the BEST 4th of July EVER!


189/95
my blood pressure/heart rate every time the kids were swinging fire around.
anna was given a sprarkler and did what any wise 2 yr. old would do....
she threw it on the ground cautioning the silly adults, "danger!"




1
number of black spots i accidentally made on the wall...sorry grandma and grandpa!
i just REALLY love watching those snakes UP CLOSE. :)



5
number of dollars it took to make Justin one VERY happy boy.

9:00
what time it was when i realized that Justin hadn't properly been taught what we celebrate on the 4th of july when i asked, "justin, why do we set off fireworks today?"
his reply, "to celebrate fireworks?!?"
oh my. i fixed that one quick.

20
number of minutes it took 3 big boys to set up a single well orchestrated display.


60ish
number of rose blooms that were frolicing around the asfalt in unison to my delight.
i just love those little gnomes of flashing light.



16
(approximate) pounds of trash we added to the landfill this year.


9
number of tears that fell from my face while listening to the national anthem and contemplating the freedoms we enjoy and the opportunity of living in this great land!


4/5
the fraction of people in my little family who were zonked out in the yard after a long, fun day.

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10 comments:

Ryan, Melissa and Addy said...

Isn't the 4th of July such a fun holiday? Fireworks, BBQ's and watermelon, how could you go wrong? It looks like you guys had a great one!

Karissa said...

This post made me smile. What a great traditional 4th of July. LOVE IT! :-)

Jill said...

Your naration always makes me smile.

Katrina said...

What a fun 4th! You can't ask for more. Family, Watermelon, and fireworks. I am glad you guys had a good one!

Becky said...

We had a similar Fourth of July and it was a BLAST! We even got to see a parade. Fun, family and food, it was a good. Glad your family had a great holiday, you deserve it!

Minna and Matt Pedersen said...

It was a good 4th :) Even better cause I was there!!

Stacie said...

I'm glad your camera got some really good pics! Some of mine didn't turn out. My favorite? The family sleeping!

Michelle said...

What a fun post! Sounds like you guys had an absolute blast! You got some great pictures. I think it is absolutely hillarious that Anna threw the sparkler down like that and said "danger!" Ha! She is downright funny.

Amy said...

How fun!!! I am so sad, we didn't have any snakes this year. Those are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

You sure have a fun way of telling stories. You're cute!!! Love, MOM