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Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th Weekend

8 - 10 sparklers set aflame in the bonfire pit in the back yard

We had a lot of fun this weekend. As Grady gets older, Terry and I get more "into" holidays than we did at first. Now that we're the parents, it's up to US to make it fun and memorable. So we've been creating little "traditions" and staying up late and basically thoroughly enjoying every minute of fun there is to have. So July 4th has come and gone and here's what we did!

Light Painting with Sparklers

So the concept is pretty sweet. You set your camera on a tripod. Put your shutter open to 30 seconds and flood your aperture to as high as it will let you go. Then move your sparklers, flashlights, candles, whatever light source you have, and "paint" away. The camera will absorb the light that is emitted, and what you get are really neat pictures.

Camp Out in the Backyard

This was Mommy's bright idea, and it was fun... but Grady couldn't fall asleep and finally, he decided he would rather sleep in his own bed. This was a great idea to try out camping with the luxury of the house being right there should things not go as planned.

4th of July Cupcakes for Breakfast

I mean.... you know.... they were right there, and he's a good boy, so....and yeah, maybe I wanted one too. In the morning.

Tripod shots of the Family

*This picture was hilarious, because Krista and I couldn't figure out how to stand next to one another... this is where we were when the timer ran out* (hahahahahha)

I had a great weekend. Even made some jewelry! You'll see it in tomorrow's blog!


basstardo said...

Yeah, fire! Fire!! Heh-heh-heh. Fire!!! RAAAAHHH!!!

Sorry...I had a Beavis moment there.

GraceThoughts81 said...

haha..."I don't know what to do with my hands!!"...that was a fun night.