Carl gave me some fireworks for my birthday, so we decided to have a private display. Then we decided that with it being Baby Emma-Jane's first year, we "had to" invite her. Next thing we knew we had Emma-Jane, Jane (Emma-Jane's grandmother), Chelsea (Jane's eldest grandaughter), Andy (Jane's youngest son and middle child), Caroline (Andy's partner), Erin and Alex (Andy and Caroline's children), another Andy (Jane's boyfriend), the other Andy's four children (not sure of all their names, but 2 girls and 2 boys), the little boy who lives next door to Jane, Mam, and I all there for a display. So, food had to be included too (Mam and Jane cooked up some bits and made some sandwiches). We had it in Jane's garden, because she has the biggest garden out of her, Mam and I. We couldn't have the display on the right night because it was raining heavily that night, so we had it on Saturday night instead. Here are the photos:
We had sparklers too... Here's Chelsea with one of hers...
I'm told these are the best of the firework photos, so, I decided to save the best photos until last, and end the post with the best shots of the bunch. So... Enjoy! :)
The older kids enjoyed the fireworks, but Alex (3) and Emma-Jane (7 and a half months) weren't so keen. They liked the quieter ones, but the loud "BANG" ones... They didn't like those. Caroline, Jane, Mam and I did try and persuade them that the bang noises weren't reasons to cry, but they weren't convinced. I don't think it helped that it was more or less Emma-Jane's bed time (she ended up going to bed when we stopped for a food break half way through the display). The other children (aged 6 to 12) liked them a lot more, but - with the exception of Chelsea and Erin - prefered to watch from indoors.