Oh, they're excited for the show to start.
Friday came and we wanted to try to go down to Pittsburgh to see the fireworks. What's great about Pittsburgh, is that there was all kinds of entertainment going on on the rivers before it got dark. We went down at about 5 and found a place on the grass to sit. It was a little bit rainy, but we were prepared. Because it was a little bit rainy the crowd was sparse. We didn't really know where to go, so we just picked a spot on the North Shore. As it turned out, we couldn't have picked a better spot. The finals of a formula one race was right in front of us. We sat right by turn one and two. It was such an exciting race to watch. Then we had some time to wait before the fireworks started. The girls were so good and for the most part were content to people watch. We brought glow sticks and that kept them occupied for probably an hour. When it was time for the fireworks, again, we couldn't have picked a better spot. The barge where the fireworks are detonated from was docked right across the river from us. It was so exciting. What's so great about the girls is they are at the best ages right now that it's actually fun to go do things like this. It doesn't feel like a marathon, or a rodeo (all the wrangling) or even a wrestling match. We had such a great time and hopefully I'll have the guts to do it again next year!
Ashby with her glow sticks.
Avery doing a fine job modeling her glow bracelets. It wouldn't be a holiday without Kool-aid mustaches would it? In this case it's Strawberry crystal light mustaches, but the result was just as good.
Roger and I waiting for the fireworks to start. I don't ever remember having to wear a jacket on the Fourth, I loved it!