Monday, July 5, 2010
We took the kids to see fireworks for the very first time. I realize that this is an oversight in my parenting. First the kids were babies and too young to stay up that late. Then we moved and I just didn't have the energy to do it.
This year, we decided to give it a try. We got there early enough, next year we can go earlier. The kids had a good time playing and hanging out. The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. We got a prime parking space.
When the fireworks started, Mac and Sam sat on the blanket with their arms around each other so that neither would be too scared of the loud booms. Once the realized that it wasn't too loud or scary, they laid back, holding hands, and talked about what they saw. They were still a little nervous that the sparks might hit them.
After it was all said and done, they were all excitement and enthusiasm. The wait was worth it, can we do it again next year. Did you see that? Did you see this? What was your favorite, wasn't the end awesome? They chatted back and forth and we got to the van. The traffic was managed very efficiently and the biggest hassle on our drive home was crossing the tracks, because a slow moving freight train was passing.
See you next year at the fair grounds!