Saturday of course you know was the 4th! Kevin had to work so he went in around 10. I got up early that morning and went and let the dog out and I was back by 8 and layed back down. Kevin got up around 9 and I talked to him as he got ready for work. I wasnt able to go back to sleep (of course not because I had the house to myself!!!) so I turned on the TV and watched a few episodes of Army Wives. I am loving that show. After I was all caught up on this season's Army Wives I got up and got dressed and headed down to my parents.
I stayed with them for the rest of the day. Kaylyn was actually pretty good for them so it was a relief. I got a list together and then headed off to the store for supper. Yes, we always wait until the last possibly minute. Kevin got off around 5 and came down to my parents. We ate Hamburgers & Hotdogs and discussed what we were doing that night. I voted for American Village because it was 10 mins away as opposed to downtown which is 45 mins away. We decided on American Village and got ready to leave around 7. We wanted to get there a little early because we were going to actually park along the road instead of paying $5 a head to get in.
We got there and found there was a little dirt road directly across from where they were shooting fireworks from. There were only 2 other cars there so we pulled in...well back in so Kaylyn could play in the back of my car and we could open the trunk part and she could sit in there too. So basically we got front row seats and it didnt cost us anything. We also had free entertainment. The little road filled up quickly so the police put down cones in order to keep more people from going in there. Well of course the cones didnt stop some people...they would run them over and head on in. The fun part was watching the police turn their lights on, "chase" them down and tell them to leave. I mean I hate it for the people but the cones WERE down for a reason. So that was our entertainment until the fireworks started.
The fireworks were beautiful. And because we were so close they were loud but we really enjoyed the "free" show. We have already made plans for next year to go with my inlaws. My dad came with us too and he liked it as well. So that is a definite must for next years 4th.
On Sunday we went to Atlanta to get Jason my stepson. On the way we stopped and let the dog out and then got on the road. The trip wasnt that bad. It took us about 4 hours so not too bad. We got some rain but not alot. Jason was somewhat happy to see us. He is 15 so its not like he gives us hugs or anything but definitely the typical teenager. Once we got back Kaylyn was ecstatic to see Jason. She was showing him all her new toys that she had gotten. It was too funny. He wasnt that bad to her either. Since he is 10 yrs older than her sometimes he doesnt want to be around her but they both did good.
As for last night well both kids stayed with my MIL. Kevin leaves the house at 4:15 and I have to leave by 6 so my MIL prefers to let them stay over on night when Kevin works the 5-1 shift. Needless to say I was so tired from the weekend that I was in bed and asleep by 8:30!