July 4th Recap

July 4th weekend was full of fun, fun and more fun! 

Saturday evening consisted of Evan and I {Lovebug had to work} spending time with my family on the water. My parents live in Moncks Corner and the city decided to hold their annual July 4th firework show at Santee Canal Park. There was two different ways to watch the show: by land or by boat. We decided to make the trip by boat since it’s just a short boat ride down the river.

There was one small issue.

My parent’s live on an old rice field {located on the Tail Race}, and depending on the tide, can make it hard to get in and out. It was low tide when we made our voyage so we had to paddle out. Thankfully, my mother married Huck Finn. Huck Finn is also known as my Father.

And Huck Finn Junior helped paddle too. He plays the part really well ever since he lost his two front teeth.

You always know you’re in Moncks Corner when the crowd at a firework show shouts out Troy Landry quotes from the History Channel’s “Swamp People”: “Shoot’em Elizabeth, shoot’em!”

Evan stared intently at the fireworks and was not one bit startled by the all the commotion. I was so proud of him!

On Monday all three of us went back to my parent’s house for more food and more boating. This time, the tide was up and we were able to take the bigger boat out and do some tubing.

I originally had no plans of getting in the water. But unfortunately, when your little brother looks at you with that cheesy grin and says, “Sissy, sissy, pweez get in the tube with me”, I easily gave in. It’s so funny listening to him talk without his two front teeth. Also, the look on his face in the picture below cracks me up.

I hope you know, I pretty much have a black belt in tubing and practically never got wet while riding. One day, I will teach you this fine art young grasshopper.

Seriously, what type of parents allow their 18 month old child to go tubing?

Evan started having his usual ” I’m 18 months old” body convulsions because I was in the tube with Seth and apparently he wanted to be in there too. Evan has absolutely NO FEAR and wants to do everything you are doing.

I still cant’ believe how well he did! He would constantly wave to me in the boat. He just loves his mama so!

If Evan wasn’t riding in the tube he had to be in the captain’s seat. Please excuse my Father’s hairy chest in the background…I”ve had long conversations about it with him and there has been no avail. He still lives in the 70’s and thinks it’s attractive.

I have no clue where the scratches on his head came from…he sorta just wakes up with them.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!


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