We don't celebrate Guy Fawkes evening in our house. Well, I vaguely remember buying the girls some sparklers to wave around in the past, but that is the extent of our firework activities.
But if the local volunteer fire-service decide to organise a community display, then we are there with bells on!!! The attraction of firemen in full uniform had nothing to do with it, of course ;-)
The evening began with a fish and chip picnic. Held in Orewa beach reserve.
Later as the sun went to bed, the breeze off the beach was COLD, but a few blankets, live music and playing with glowing toys kept us warm.
....and finally at 9pm the fun really began. The girls and I had good fun with our little digital camera. Playing with different settings to capture the artwork in the sky above us.
Unfortunately, not everybody loves fireworks displays. Little Phoebe didn't seem to mind the "pretties" but really hated the noise.
That expression on her face gives us all a pretty good idea how young children and animals will be feeling around the country this coming weekend.
Take care of you and yours if you choose to play with fire.