Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July in Birmingham

Last night we went to see the local fireworks here in Birmingham. They were shot off above the Vulcan. An elementary school nearby has a field in front where many of the locals sit to see the show. We were told to arrive early to get a parking spot, so we did, and Anna Ruth played on the playground while were waiting for the display to begin. She tried out a curvy slide, but had some problems with her shoes catching on the side and turning her backwards.

She still had fun, though. The fireworks began around 9PM, and were better than we expected. We've been spoiled by the great fireworks displays in Charleston, so we were pretty sure the ones here would be duds. But to our surprise, they had some big ones, and even some fireworks that were smiley faces, which I had never seen before. (Though, I didn't catch those on video.) Anna Ruth enjoyed them for a bit, but her short attention span became a challenge after only a couple minutes. She wanted to run around and interact with all the kids, but we wanted to watch the rest of the fireworks. Oh well, such is life with an active toddler! Well, here is a short video of some of the fireworks that I was able to capture while Anna Ruth wasn't too crazy. And if you're wondering what the UFO in the middle of the screen is, that's a street light that was coming on and off throughout the entire show.

5 comments:

Memaw Hamlin said...

So you say Anna Ruth is NOT trying out for a Kung-Fu movie????

Memaw Hamlin said...

The fireworks in North Charleston Riverfront Park weren't all that they were cracked up to be. Yours looked pretty spectacular.

rich said...

They were pretty impressive here. You should have gone downtown somewhere. But anyway, I thought you were going to hear the Charleston Symphony Orchestra? How was the performance?

Anne U. said...

WOW, she's getting big! She looks like she had loads of fun, though. The fireworks show I watched (in Goose Creek) lasted about 5 minutes... oh well. There's always New Year's!

Memaw Hamlin said...

We didn't get to hear the symphony. Next year we're back to downtown off the Yorktown I think, maybe Summerville. Their's was out at Gahagan park this year.