More fireworks tonight! We had gone to a local show on Friday, had a blast. Today, it was just us. We decided that we’d leave to get there just in time for the show. The girls got to bed a little early, and were woken up about an hour or so later. Both were very groggy as they were loaded up into the car and off we went.
Teagan was excited, but sleepy. Ashlin napped most of the way down, though did wake up and sing a little. There was a bit of trouble parking, but eventually we found a spot, and headed to the beach. I love watching fireworks on the beach, over the water. You can also see other towns’ shows, with the ocean in the background, reflecting the bursts back up to the sky. Unfortunately, you often miss out on the concussive blasts, the bang!, of the displays. Sometimes I think I am happy having beach beneath my feet, other times, I need the explosion.
Ashlin pointed at the fireworks for a while while Stu held her. But soon enough, she got fussy. I had her for a bit, then put her in the stroller. Teagan watched the show for a while, then got distracted by the sand, and a couple of Hispanic girls nearby who were throwing sand. She tried to throw some, but I told her she was not to throw sand. ”But them girls is throwing sand.” I sounded just like my mother when I replied “Just because someone else is doing something, doesn’t mean you should.” I followed with a “maybe their mother doesn’t see what they’re doing.”
The finale got her attention again. It was a nice finale, lots of bursts and some lovely, loud explosions.
We loaded up the stroller, then the car, and braved the traffic. As we crawled along at a hungry caterpillar pace, she asked if we could go see more fireworks. Tomorrow. With Guthrie, and Emaline and Eric. With a picnic and music. Then go to the beach. I guess Ashlin and the other moms can go have drinks and stay in air conditioning. He he he.
Maybe we’ll get to go to another show this year. Probably not though. It would be nice. Maybe we’ll try the same thing Friday, if there’s a show close enough. Dinner, early bed, wake up and load into the car to get there in the nick of time.
Maybe we’ll get to sit closer. So we can feel them.
- June 30, 2012 (lisasff.wordpress.com)