Sunday, July 19, 2009

How to BOOM without the Buck

One look at the $350 "bargain" priced firework package at Walmart and I knew I was in trouble. What's a poor college family with a hankerin for blowing stuff up going to do? Was Independence day over before it even began? Not if you're hanging with the Hills. We don't let being financially challenged stop us from making things go BOOM! Especially if we have some duct tape.

My Nephew Xander and I settled on a rock solid design for a rocket and tested it for launch.

It worked pretty good. See for your self. WARNING: Only the first 20 seconds of the video is relevant to rocket launching. The last part of the film is my artsy film director's (Mikkena) riveting documentary on child seating order during rocket launches. As you will soon see, Paisley will let Cody sit by her next time.

Apparently our "rock solid" design wasn't as rock solid as we thought. That's why I'm in school for counseling and not engineering. Look at Tagen's face, I think he's judging me.

After we got tired of shooting things in the air we decided to throw stuff at each other. The game started out boys versus girls, that is until my first water balloon smashed Elyse in the face. We then rearranged the teams so that it was everyone against me. I lost.

Elyse rushing me from behind posed a challenge, luckily I blocked it with my third hand conveniently protruding from my left hip.

Let's just say the coolest part of our day was not the fireworks.


Adi said...

I can't believe how big all your nieces and nephews are. Zander is so big!! ur 4th was better than mine... i sat around hoping sabe would get off work early. he got home just in time to watch the huge display through the trees...

Sherine said...

Hmmm.. I thought.. that looks like my driveway. Hmmm.. those look like my kids. Where was I for the big launch:)?

quilting queen said...

Well Jer, we did have fireworks but I think you had more fun than we did.

Stacie said...

Looks like fun - glad you had a great 4th. Next time, issue seating assignments in advance of the launch time :))