I just knew that his would be the year that Reid would just LOVE and BE FASCINATED by fireworks! We went to Longview for the 4th, and planned 2 nights of going to see fireworks because we seriously thought the kids (Reid and his cousin who is 3 months older) would be totally into them! HA! They were much more interested in everything BUT the fireworks!! And, to make matters worse, there were technical difficulties both nights so the firework shows ended up starting late - we probably watched the first 5 minutes and then left! Oh well, I'm sure next year will be just fabulous (of course by then we'll have an almost 1 year old who will probably not give a rat's you-know-what about them!) :) Even though the fireworks didn't go as planned, the weekend was great - Reid is becoming more and more confident in the water and is loving it. My little guy - he's such a thinker and he has to get used to something and realize that he can do it before he feels confident with whatever the task may be. I have a feeling our 2nd will be our dare-devil and will be much more impulsive than Reid! But, it would be a boring world if everybody were the same!
I can’t believe it’s “July 4th” time! Being a teacher, I always thought of July 4th as the “hump” part of summer vacation (especially when we had to go back end of July!) And, now with #2 coming around when school would start, we’re definitely sliding down the summer break and it’s just around the corner!!!
Granddaddy kept them busy by playing a game
Playing in the bed of the truck also occupied some time…
The next day, we took Reid and Natalee to the Island on the lake where they played in the sand and lake
That night it was time for Round 2 of fireworks – we started off with a yummy dinner, followed by homemade ice-cream, and then outside to “watch” fireworks (they were supposed to start at 9:30 and by 10:00 when they were still having glitches, we called it a night!)