Monday, July 13, 2009
Asher's Bad 4th of July: Belated Version
We started the day off early at our church. They have some fun traditions revolving around the 4th, including a pancake breakfast followed by a bike parade. For the bike parade, all of the kids decorate their bikes and scooters, and then they race around the circular church parking lot to the sound of patriotic music. Noe and Asher were flying around the parking lot with the other kids, when Asher's bike tire popped. Unfortunately the support van (my old Buick) didn't have any spare tubes, so Asher was sidelined until some very nice girls shared their scooter with him.
In the evening, Ed had to work, so I planned a mini celebration with the boys involving ice cream, sparklers and glow snakes. I didn't feel ready to light anything that flew off the ground or whistled, at least without parental backup, so we went decidedly low tech. The glow snakes were a hit. So was the ice cream, of course. Then I lit sparklers for the boys. Noe loved the visual effect. I lit Asher's sparkler and he immediately threw it down....onto his bare foot.
Yeah, I think the red scar on his foot will be a permanent reminder not to do that again.
Posted by Jen at 7:10 PM