Saturday, July 5, 2008

Those are good polka dots

We took the kids to see a fireworks show this evening. This was the first official fireworks show they have ever been to. On the 4th of July, we were able to see the town show from our back porch. We also had a 365 degree view of all the neighbor's fireworks. We are just outside the city limits, which means that it is legal to set off large fireworks in your front yard. Our not so near neighbors did so and they outlasted the town show.

Both kids loved the fireworks, yelling out the colors in the sky and pointing in the direction of each one since they were all over. They both crashed hard after it was done and slept in this morning.

The kids did so well on the 4th that we decided to surprise them and head over to Pioneer Days in Cle Elum, the next town over for the show on the 5th of July. Big N has never been a fan of loud noises, so we haven't been brave enough to do this in the past. He was so excited after the night before that we thought he might be ready. He did point out that the stars made the sky look beautiful when he looked up prior to the start of the show.

Once the show began, Big N was having a blast. Some of the really loud ones bothered him. Once the big ones only designed to deafen started to go off, Big N pulled my hands over his ears. He burrowed in so far that he fell asleep! Little N sat in front of Daddy and hardly flinched. Some of the brighter ones bothered her eyes, but she ooohhhed and ahhed with the best of them. At the end of the show, she looks over towards us and says, "Those are good polka dots, Daddy."

Happy fourth of July.


Michaela said...

I love that picture of the kids! They're so cute!

Tamara said...

Oh, Mel, I love this picture of the kids on the new porch! *squeeze* how CUTE! Mapi loves fireworks too - I was very surprised. I thought they'd freak her out. Sound slike you guys had a great weekend!

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Eleny said...

what great fun. O is like Big N so we haven't tried fireworks with him yet.