A Wonderful 4th of July

Did everyone have a happy 4th of July? We celebrated with fireworks both Sunday night (the 3rd) and Monday night. We were visiting our daughter's family and went with them on Sunday night to a neighbor's to share the fun. There were several children my grandson's age that had a blast watching the show. As the other adults there were mostly parents, the fireworks consisted of light shows - fountains, small ground lights and the type that explodes into lots of lights in the sky - and very few that made only noise - you know, firecrackers. I don't particularly like the noisy ones myself, and my grandson runs and hides from the loud ones because they hurt his ears.

The evening of the 4th we only set off a few ourselves, but there were a lot going off all over town that we could see and enjoy. It was quite a show!

Monday during the day we went to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. It was a nice day for a zoo visit, a little hot but not bad, and not very crowded. My grandson had a lot of fun looking at the animals.

Here he's looking at the rhinoceros sleeping. A little later we went by the on the train that goes around the zoo and saw then standing up. He thought they were pretty cool either way!

We finished off our visit with a walk through the rain forest exhibit, which is quite an experience. Our grandson really enjoyed having Papa show him some of the wildlife in there. He didn't really enjoy the 'caves' and dark places, though.

I didn't get much tatting done over the last week, first getting ready to go, and then being there - just too much to do! What little I got done was in the car while we were on our way there.

I'm wanting to add some tatting to a handbag I have and found some metal pieces that I thought had a nice potential for adding tatting to them. I had wanted to try using some beads with this, but I don't do beads well when traveling. I've actually started on another piece with the same center but it's not looking as good as I'd like, so it may have to be started over. I'm calling this #21 of my second 25 Motif Challenge.

I'm not sure how much tatting I'll get done this next week, either, as I'll be doing some traveling again. Probably something without beads again, if anything ; )

I missed Tatting Tea Tuesday this week due to a lack of Internet access, though I tatted and had tea :-) I guess today I'll just have to join Cindy at A Happy Bluebird for Wine Wednesday. I'll have a glass when I get home from work, though instead of tatting I'll be cleaning out my tatting bag so it's a little lighter - somehow it keeps aquiring things!

"There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure." Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President

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