How did he know this?
He read it in the newspaper! Of course!
And then he talked about it for days.
So when we had to make an out-of-town errand late yesterday afternoon, we were planning very carefully and crossing our fingers we would make it back in time.
Which we did. We even had time to take a few pictures: This was Alan's first fireworks display. Last summer he was too small to enjoy it (plus we had a tube-feed that had to be started by that time of night). At New Year's he was a little busy. So - last night was the first time for Alan to see fireworks. You never can tell how a kid will like those bright loud things, but our guess was that Alan would do just fine - and he did!
Here he is seeing his first few:
He watched the first 3 or 4 pops in awe and then clapped his hands. After 7 or 8 he signed "all done". Lol. But then he settled in and watched for a while:
I dunno... do you think Dale is enjoying the fireworks he talked about for days before?
After a while Alan got more into it and began wandering around in front of us. We couldn't figure out where he was trying to go. To get closer to them maybe?
But we can tell you it is very difficult to stay upright on toddler legs while looking at the sky and trying to clap!
And whaddya know!? My camera has a setting just for fireworks! Fun!
Doesn't this one look like a dandelion blowing away in the wind?
We don't have any definite plans for today. By bedtime the day will probably have included some cook-out type food, some sprinkler or pool time for the boys, and some sparklers as it gets dark. What about you? How are you spending this Independence Day?