The kids and I 'daddy-napped' Jerry at 5:30 to go light his "Boards Firework" - the ONE firework that he has been saving for the BIG news of passing the boards. (If you have known Jerry through his 'pyro' days, you will know how completely perfect this little celebration is for him!)
The plan was to drive to some random, remote location (since it was a little on the 'not-so-legal' end of the firework spectum...), but decided instead to light it off right in the street... in front of our house... at 5:30 in the morning... (so now you know where that random 'gun-shot' you heard came from!)
... and then we got out of dodge and went to breakfast at Denny's (hey, it was the only place open at insanely early hours of the morning!) before daddy had to head off to work and the kids off to school.
... Let the party times begin!!!