Monday, July 11, 2011

Indepedence Day: The Real Post!

Our Independence Day Celebration was one amazing day!  We watched it grow from unsure about what we would do... to a full party complete with ice cream, fun, and one very late night!
This will be a 2 Part post, so stayed tuned!  Shiloh will be posting some of her pictures later... right now, you get the "Bethany Perspective!"

Too many cooks spoil the broth!
The girls preparing the food.
While the guys went shooting, us girls took a trip down to the creek.
For a little wading,
 A little swimming,
And a little rock hunting.
Josiah D. on the log!
 A very ambitious Liberty!
 "But what if I get wet!?"
Getting ready to have some fun with Elanee S.!
Setting out on a plan...
Facing off!!!

And Eden and Yvonne ganged up on me to try to push me in the creek!  It's two against one... and I'm barefoot... but whew!  They didn't succeed!  That time, at least...
Coming up with another "bright" idea?!
At some point, every turned out to be wet, so we headed back home.

Eden and Elanee entertaining us with some dramatic "performances"!

And line up, everyone, for a Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest!!!
(Attention bystanders: Never cross in front of a competitor; the results could be disastrous!)

On your mark!  Aim!  Fire!

And it looks like...

...Yvonne won!

Actually no, Mrs. S. beat her daughters record and came in first place in the competition!
Congratulations Mrs. S!

After dinner, we made a huge bonfire (okay, it wasn't as big as it looks!) and roasted...

As the marshmallows quickly began to disappear, we noticed a change in the atmosphere...

...We all were on a sugar high!  :)

One and a half bags of marshmallows later, we all migrated inside for:

...Ice cream and pie!
Well, don't worry... we had to eat all that to keep us awake for the movie that we would be watching until 3:00 in the morning!

"Thank you, D. and S. for celebrating such a wonderful holiday with us!  We can't wait till next time! :)"

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Posted By:


Bobcat said...

Ha-ha!! We sure did have a WONDERFUL time!!!!!
I wish that you would have gotten a picture of Elanee and I doing our "drop dead" "demonstration!" (or if you can even call it that!)
And as for you in the creek...I did manage to get you wet, from head to toe! ;P
Great post! Thanks S and D family for coming! We enjoyed having you!

Bobcat said...

and as far as too many cooks...I was NOT one of them!
I was helping by cutting and eating the pickles! :P

Mikell said...

Even worse than I guessed! Congrats to the victorious Smythe spitters - *I guess...* (You know, I wonder how the Smythes reached such a degree of seed-spitting excellence...):)