Nov 7, 2009

Guy Fawkes Night

Many of you know that my sister-in-law, Helen, is from Whales and her family still lives over there. We now have another link to the UK, with Erik's sister, Heidi, getting a master's degree in England right now. So, this year Michael and Helen invited us up to their home to celebrate the English holiday of Guy Fawkes night which is celebrated on November 5. 
The holiday celebrates the downfall of the "Gunpowder Plot" of November 5, 1605 where a bunch of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to destroy the Houses of Parliament. The occasion is celebrated with fireworks, bonfires and good food. We had a great time celebrating and got a taste of what Heidi was doing on the other side of the ocean.  

Here's some pictures of the kiddos with their sparklers and confetti poppers.

Erik and I also joined in the fun.

They also got in a little trampoline time before bed. I love this picture.

And finally, our wonderful hosts and cute baby Mary. Thanks so much for a fun evening Michael and Helen!


Caitlyn said...

Is your hair shorter? It looks good.

Alex Thomas said...

Yeah, I thought that so too. Cute pics. For a minute there I thought you took off to Whales.