This was a momentous year for us.
Sam is very patriotic and I like to be silly so we decided we needed to become Rigby's very own Frank Vandersloot (for those who don't know he is the wonderful person who funds the Idaho Falls Melaleuca Freedom Celebration every year and it costs millions of dollars so bless his heart for doing it), and have a cop-budget fireworks show.
We named it the Towerland Freedom Extravaganza.
Sam even made a playlist for the fireworks (which was too short of a playlist, but still awesome).
1. Journey "Don't Stop Believin'"
2. Dan Brown Band "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (and sorry for the swear word that I missed TWICE, argh!)
3. Me first and the Gimme Gimme Gimmes "Comin' to America"
4. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" (of course. Love that song)
5. Europe "The Final Countdown"
We were also hoping for something from Queen and the Karate kid song "You're the best around" but I couldn't locat it and I forgot to add the Queen song to the playlist. Boo. We'll do better next year.
So, we waited until 8:30 when it was kinda dark but kids were not in the evil place yet.
Then humans showed up. Best way to live.
Didja see the uber kewl headwraps on the menfolk? I made some very strict rules for the Extravaganza and one was that all the official "helpers" had to wear designated gear. So I found my brightest Wrapsody headwraps and let the menfolk pick. They were good sports and some seemed to really like them (besides my Sammy).
Because Sam got out a blowtorch to use for lighting sparklers.
And so it begins.
Then someone gave Pete the blowtorch. Yes, lets start passing that around.
People who didn't want to be set on fire.
The anxious crowd.
Prepping for the first assault. They were reenacting a battle scene. Clark and Caleb threw "grenades" in when it started. Seriously.
X was giddy.
And then leave it out for all to enjoy.
Buddy was going all exorcist or something with excitement.
This was the highlight of the show. And I got bad pictures and I don't care. Sam and Caleb did an "Eagle" through the fireworks... twice. So worth it.
It was so awesome.
The grand finale. Again blurry, but the "helpers" set off a bunch of crap and then stood around it with sparklers. It was awesome.
Pretty good show for a first year and we were stoked with the peeps who showed up bearing even more stuff to set on fire.
Methinks this will become a yearly tradition. Be ready Rigby!