I didn't get many pictures of the BBQ portion (ok - I didn't take any pictures, Scott took these with his cell phone). Jackson tried his first ribs. At first he wasn't so sure... But he was soon gnawing away like a true Wallis (or Conrad, it goes both ways with this family!)
We got set up for the fireworks display pretty early. Everyone was getting cold, so we decided to get started before it was even close to dark. It was just barely getting really dark out when we finished up. All the neighbors were just coming out to get their displays going! Oh well!
If you remember from last year, Adam and I watched the show from inside the house. He does not like loud noises - at all!! Scott had a brilliant idea this year and let Adam wear the ear phones he uses when he goes shooting at the gun range. They worked like a charm! During the day everytime Adam would hear a big fire cracker go off, he would run in the house and put them on. He'd wear them around for awhile, then take them off until there was another big blast. He wore them all night, and we all got to enjoy the fireworks. Here, Adam and his good next door buddy are all cozy under blankets ready to watch.
Adam actually got comfortable enough to try out sparklers.
My dad brought about 8 packages of Roman Candles, so for the finale, we had several rounds of the roman candle line-up. Adam and Xander are peaking out from behind their dad's legs.
Adam was feeling pretty confident, so he let dad talk him in to giving one a try. I like the look of concern on his face here.