Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July Fun

This was our first 4th of July we celebrated in Sumter and I was glad to find out that the fireworks show was, in part, sponsored by Shaw Air Force Base. I was a little surprised to learn it would be one of the biggest fireworks displays in South Carolina because Sumter is a fairly small town.

Emma in her Pinterest inspired patriotic t-shirt*

The festivities were held at a local sports and recreation park. There were some kiddie rides and jump castles for Emma to enjoy.

Of course I enjoyed the fried goodness of a powdered sugar funnel cake.

Once the rides had been ridden, which took all of about 18 minutes, and the funnel cake eaten, which surprisingly went faster at about 18 seconds, the waiting for the fireworks began.

Emma and Jason
Emma tired of the wait

Finally it was time for the show to start!!


Emma enjoying the show
Closest thing to a family photo I could get!**

We all had fun and I would say it was definitely a successful celebration of our nations birthday. 

*Full credit goes to my amazingly talented friend, Andrea, who made Emma's t-shirt from the picture off of Pinterest.

**Clay and Shelby were celebrating with friends.


  1. Looks like a blast!! Be on the look out, we have a county fair coming up where I may be posting equally delicious looking funnel cakes.

    1. We did have a blast! I will drool over any pics you post of funnel cakes.. They're my weakness!!

  2. Your day looks a lot more exciting than mine!! BTW, love your hair!!

    1. Thanks! And our day was exciting only because there was something to do.. Most days it's just the same old thing!