Friday, July 11, 2008

PhotoStory Friday: Sparklers

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek




Our family used to have FABULOUS 4th of July pool party/bbq's at my uncle's house. The college around the corner had a fireworks show that we could watch from his front yard. They moved out of that house years ago, and the 4th of July has been comparably uneventful ever since.


His two oldest kids, my fabulous cousins, recently moved back into that house-they're renting it from their grandfather, who owns it. We came up with the idea to have an old school family 4th of July party, just like we used to when we were younger, except this time? The kids were in charge. It was fabulous! I handstamped invitations and did the centerpieces and decorations. My cousin A took over the grilling from his dad, and N and I took care of all the other cooking. It was a great party, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The adults were excited that they could really relax and enjoy, since we kids had it all under control.



This post is inspired by the lovely ladies below, you should check it out and play too!

PhotoStory Friday
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14 comments:

Cecily R said...

What a cool shot!! None of my 4th of July pics turned out like that...I need lessons.

Great PSF!! So glad you joined us!

Jaina said...

Thanks Cecily! I really just put it on the firework setting and started hitting the button. My cousins did the rest with moving their sparklers around.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Love the fireworks setting! Great story!

Jaina said...

Thanks!

Robyn said...

That is a cool shot!

Jaina said...

Thanks!

MamaGeek said...

YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS SHOT! I go into bulb mode (in manual) on my SLR to attempt this - such cool effects!

Jaina said...

Haha, that I do. :) I WISH I had an SLR.

April said...

What a great idea! I love picnics. :-)

And that photo is awesome!

Jaina said...

Thanks April!

Supercool Hotmama said...

I think it's great that the next generation took over and threw a great party! Sounds like an Awesome 4th! Very cool pic!

Jaina said...

Thanks Supercool Hotmama! We were really excited to be able to pull it off, everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks for stopping by!

Gramma Ann said...

I remember playing with sparklers when I was a child. I just loved them. And picnics are always fun, any time of the year.

Jaina said...

They're lots of fun, I've always liked making swirly designs. I'm glad to "see" you again. I hope you had a great trip!