That crazy kid just won't stop climbing on stuff!! He climbed up into a chair, and it fell over. We thought he just hit his face that hard, but we later found out that the leg of the chair just scraped his mouth and lip, and it just happened to bleed everywhere. Here's what it looked like the next morning, all cleaned up.Just getting a bloody nose wasn't good enough. He had to find a way for it to look like he had a bloody nose for several days!! :)
But anyway, we survived until the music began. Debra broke out the glow necklaces and bracelets, and the kids played even more. I'm so glad she brought those things. It got dark enough that we really needed each of the kids to have one on so that we could keep track of them. But Joey wouldn't keep one on his arm. Or on his leg. So we clipped it through the bottom of his onesie. He looked like a little firefly with a glowing yellow bootie. I'm so sad that I couldn't get a picture of it.
And then finally, the fireworks started!! The kids all stopped in their tracks, even Joey stopped his squirming. It was the moment we had all been waiting for. And it didn't disappoint. They were great fireworks -- at least the ones that we could see through and around the trees were. :)
It was the first time that our kids had seen fireworks right there up close. Micah just couldn't help but laugh out loud at everyone of them. Joey ooo-ed and ahh-ed in his cute little fifteen month old ways, and Conner was very impressed, as well. And I cannot stress enough -- they all stopped and sat still for the entirety of the fireworks show. Good stuff.
Then we got to have the valets bring our vans to us. We had to wait a long time -- but I was so thankful to not be herding tired children through busy parking lots. Thank you, Osborns! And thank you, Kahlas and Chappotins for sharing the evening with us.
(Oh, and thank you Mom for letting me use your much fancier, much nicer, much more fun camera!!)