Saturday, 3 November 2007

You call that a fire!

England has this crazy holiday called "Bonfire Night," apparently about 400 years ago some guy tried to blow up Parliament (Big Ben) and they stopped him right before the bomb went off. Sadly for him he was burned at the stake. Now to celebrate the occasion fireworks are set off to fill the night sky with what almost happened and a HUGE bonfire is lite with a stuffed dummy on top. We had a great night riding the carnival rides, eating new treats, and watching the display of fireworks.



Millie loves turning and swings, so this ride couldn't have been more perfect for her. Both Brady and I were actually surprised they let a two year old ride, but she did great! It was so fun to watch her and see her look for us in the crowd. Go Millie Go!


Brady couldn't resist buying Millie a Light Saber. She has her daddy wrapped around her little finger. Isn't she cute!

Our Family


Millie enjoying a hard toffee apple. She was one sticky mess!

SQUEEZE!

The picture does not even come close to doing the fire justice. It truly was unbelievable.



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12 comments:

Heidi said...

Oh Guy Fawkes- isn't that the most random holiday? Looks like you guys had fun

Danalisa said...

WOW! That is one crazy bonfire! Sorry we missed it, but it looks like you had fun! =)

The Yarn Queen said...

I love crazy no real purpose Holidays. Sounds like lots of fun. I'm so happy to share in your experience. Keep the presses rolling

lindsay Roscoe said...

AMANDA that looks like to most fun so far. Great blog and pics! Millie is very photogenic I love all the pics of her. Brady you getting skinnier? I love the pic of the"squezze". Wish we were together seeing some of this stuff. The girls say cool adn Dell says I got an MP3 player. It doesn't come out of her ears. I like your new formatt. SQUEEZES ALL THE TO ENGLAND> ROSCOES says miss you guys!

Ames Family said...

Love the toffee apple picture, so cute!

Grant and Catherine Smith said...

Isn't it fun to take part in English traditions? Your little Alice looked darling. What a fun costume idea . . . very fitting!

Jeremy said...

Watch V for Vendetta. I don't know how accurately it chronicles the history of that, but it is loosley based on Guy Fawkes and his quest to blow up Parliment.

It's serioulsy amazing and has strong mirroring to governement power today.

Ashlie said...

So fun! It looks like you guys are having the time of your lives. I love the light saber:).

Amanda said...

I always thought it was a light saver. hahaha

Mike and Me said...

your dad thought is was a light saver too.. great minds do think alike!

lindsay Roscoe said...

Check out mom and dads blog encourage her. carmnmike.blogspot.com

Dylan & Emilee said...

Millie is so darn cute! I love your family picture at the bonfire festival, you all look wonderful...I can't believe how big the fire is in the photo - it must have been quite impressive in real life! We love you and hope you're doing great! Much love, Emilee