WWWaT--finally! Summer/4th of July

Unfortunately, with all the work, home, random events, activities and responsibilities I just haven't had time-or energry- to participate in Rachel's Wordless Wednesday With A Twist contests! I am this time! Having some time off for the holiday allowed me to get some pictures finally. Head on over to Rachel's to view more, and lovelier, WWWAT entries--after viewing mine of course!

Here's how we spent our long, summery weekend:

First order of business-napping!

Then, finding the only, lonely dandelion left in the yard

A little fishing and swimming

And outdoor playing (practicing walking!)
Fireworks over Canandaigua Lake

With all the fam-
I really tried to figure out how to get the lake, the dock and the fireworks...it was the thought that counted right?

More fireworks at Gravel Ponds the following night (much better-an hour long show!)

This was the grand finale that went for 2 minutes and lit up the entire sky-

And finally, we finished up by creating a collage of Kian's first fireworks shows:

And I tried to include the (sideways) video capture of that finale for your amazement:

(and NO I did NOT zoom in, we were a 100 yards or more away and it really did get THAT BIG! I tried backing up, but couldn't in time!)


American Mum said...

Oh I love these! I really love the one of you holding Kyan with the fireworks in the background.

I linked you up by th way. I noticed you were missing from Mr Linky!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Those pictures with the fireworks are GREAT! I wish I could've snapped a few like that this year!

BTW- I grew up only about an hour away from Canandaigua, in Ontario (NY- not Canada). My first couple years of college I attended FLCC. Nice to meet another home-town girl in cyber-space :)

Laura said...

Great summertime pictures!!

Ashlie said...

Great fireworks pictures!! And your little one is just too cute!

Morning By Morning said...

Wow those firework pictures are awesome!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Kian is having the perfect summer!

What Canandaigua doesn't have a great fireworks show... What?1 I'm shocked!! Ha! But, at least they have Wegmans ;)
I have spent a whole lot f time in that town.

Sounds like you all got your fill of fireworks :) Happy Summer to you!


New Girl on Post said...

Great pictures! The last one with the fireworks all around you guys is fantastic! I never seem to capture how beautiful the fireworks are, but you did an amazing job.

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

it's always strange to find bloggie friends who live near you, my favorite lake in the summer (around here at least lol) is canandaigua. I live closer to conesus which pales in comparison, and usually doesn't get visited.

looks like your summer is turning out great! watching your video of fireworks was fun, cuz i missed em this year!

Sandra said...

These are just beautiful, I love all the photos, the ones with the fireworks especially.

Happy Summer!

Rene said...

OMG -- that video is actually pretty scary!! Was it supposed to do that?!?

BTW...wanna see more dandelions? Come to my yard!! I have a neighbor who doesn't take care of their yard and I end up with tons of dandelions that I am constantly fighting!!

Erin said...

we watch fireworks over the bridge here... which is pretty far away... but the smoke ended up blocking our view for most of them!
Thanks for Sharing!

smilnsigh said...

Fantastic summer time photos.

And I salute your ability to get shots of fireworks. My camera would always be just a bit behind. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Katie said...

I LOVE the second to last fireworks shots, how cool!

Muthering Heights said...

Those are AWESOME firewrks photos!

HIS daughter said...

Awwww! The napping picture is just too cute for words!
~Blessings, Katy

Kim said...

The first one is so sweet!

Love the fireworks too!

Heidi said...

Did the fireworks scare the baby? I always worry about that.
Oh, and I have a cat that looks exactly like that.

Megan said...

those fireworks pictures are too cool!


Lauren W said...

What great pictures!
I missed the fireworks this year, but you got some great shots of yours :)
Thanks for sharing!

Simply Shannon said...

Love the second to last shot- so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Wow you really captured those fireworks amazingly!

That napping picture is so cute.

Susie said...

Great firework shots!