Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Positively 4th of July

We didn't do much over the 4th.  Audrey kept talking about seeing the "beautiful fireworks" but she doesn't get that they don't happen until after dark.  And I know that she could never keep her peepers open til 9:15 to see them.  I could just see us with our blanket spread out in a park somewhere with her passed out by 8:30.

We went to see Cars 2 over the weekend, and the Disney logo that they show before the movie with the fireworks going off over Cinderella's castle was as close as she got.  Oh, and then there was the $2 box of sparklers that I got at Walgreens.







Even though sparklers are the lowest form of firework, I was still worried about her burning herself.  I kept telling her not to touch the end, and made sure that I handed them to her so that she could hold them from the very opposite end from the sparkle.

I imagined her putting it too close to her face and getting a sparkle in the eye, or throwing it in a bush and starting a tri-state wildfire.  Don't ask me why, but never in a million years did I think that she would smell it.  What, did I just show up here?

She created a very festive look for herself.  Because nothing says "Happy Independence Day" like a spent-sparkler-Hitler-mustache-welt...

Ve haff vays uff makink hyu buy me cupcakes.

19 comments:

  1. Awww Poor girl. Take care of that. Silveadine is the best. My son Grant, is 14, and scared to death of the noise that the fireworks make. Some loud noises he can handle, but the anticipation kills him.

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  2. Oh no! Poor Audrey! She is still so adorable even with her little welt. :( I did have to laugh just a teensy bit though - it's always the thing that should be most obvious (that love for smell!) that we should thing of - NOT! That probably scared you more than Audrey - well... maybe not! Hope she heals quickly!

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  3. I'm in the same boat. Continually surprised by the fact I'm surprised that I should have known how that would go down but didn't. Or something like that. That is one cute, squeezy little face. Hitler stache and all!

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  4. I don't think they even sell sparklers in L.A. due to the fire danger, but I could be wrong!

    I hope Audrey is feeling fine soon!

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  5. What a doll baby - even with the Hitler 'stache. If you were gonna 'stache her, couldn't you have gone for the Tom Selleck model? Sheesh.

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  6. Awwww...I feel terrible because I'm laughing so hard. Poor baby. She looks like she was having a really good time with them pre-Hitlerfying. I hate sparklers. I was the mom that everyone was rolling their eyes at 'cause I was so overprotective about my kids holding sparklers.

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  7. Well I love the sparkler pics, even though it ended badly. It always cracks me up the things that I don't think of, even though I spend every waking minute with the quirks of my child.

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  8. Awwwww.... poor Audrey! I can totally sympathize with her though... for some reason, I like the smell of sparklers too!

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  9. Oh poor baby! That looks sore. However, she is rocking those flip flops like a movie star!

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  10. Poor Audrey!! She is still adorable as can be even with her battle wound/mustache. You always think of all of the contingencies except the one most blatent. Looks like she had fun though before the sniffing began.

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  11. I'm with Audrey and Karla- 4th of July does smell pretty awesome. I hope she feels better soon. Cute pictures.

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  12. I'm pretty sure Hitler got cupcakes just about any time he wanted.

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  13. I saw her Hitler mustache-welt just hours before we broke out our sparklers. So of course Audrey was in our "what-not-to-do" story. Soooo, um, thanks?
    (I couldn't call it a social story, since it involved graphic images and scare tactics)

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  14. Audrey does the worst Hitler impression ever.

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  15. Way to go, Lynn, WAY TO GO! I can't believe you didn't outfit her in a special fire retardant suit, with helmet.

    Good thing Audrey is so cute, it's hardly noticeable.

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  16. Oh crud! Maybe it's better that she sleeps safely in her bed while neighbors are shooting off fireworks. ;)

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  17. Isn't it amazing how we always think of worst case scenarios, and then some things just escape us as parents? Maybe next time you should refer to your blog since the previous post was about smelling feet. ;)

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  18. Moe would have tried to eat it and/or burnt the house down. Ack!

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  19. Ow-EE!

    At least nowadays they make sparklers that don't have that awful metal rod that stays hot FOREVER and burned stripes in our card-table back when I was a kid and didn't let the used sparklers cool down enough before laying them down on the plastic...

    Just think what fun she coulda had with THOSE!

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