July 5, 2008

God Bless America

We had a great Independence Day! We took the kids to see the parade in the morning and then to see the fireworks at night. They did really well at both events so, we had a lot of fun!



Granny would be so proud! Look at my little Miss America!



Jacob got a lot of attention from parade participants. There were a few who came over to try and shake his hand or get a "high five" out of him. Jacob just sort of looked at them like, what are you doing?




Savannah got really into the parade at the beginning but slowly the enthusiasm wore off when no one was throwing things to her. Joseph was scared of the noise. When the fire engines blew their horns or when the cars revved their engines, Joseph would run to daddy and make him cover his ears.



Just in case you are wondering why Savannah is wearing Joseph's shirt while he himself is topless, we had brought pizza to the fireworks show for dinner. Savannah found that little container of garlic butter that they stick in the boxes and she wanted to know what it was so she opened it! But she also succeeded in spilling most of it onto her shirt. So, Joseph, being the manly man that he is, graciously gave up his shirt for her. =)


Jacob loved the fireworks!



God Bless America!





"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke
"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
"I never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man." ~Thomas Jefferson
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"I know not what course other may take, but as for me: give me Liberty, or give me death." ~Patrick Henry

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Mama Smith said...

Mothers always wonder...if we did our roles of "mothering" very well...When I see things like in this post, this morning...I know...I did some things well...Seeing you are trying to raise up your children - my GRANDCHILDREN - in the "spirit of patriotism" - LOVE of COUNTRY...LOVE for the PRINCIPLES that our HEAVENLY FATHER inspired our Founding Fathers to present for all the world...not just for AMERICA...May the spirit of "FREEDOM" never die...with this next generation!!! GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. - Thank you, Sarah, for continuing...the "torch"...I LOVE IT!!!

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