Tuesday, July 6, 2010

And the Rockets' Red Glare...

Since the 4th of July fell on a Sunday this year, we opted to take the kids to an event that was happening on Saturday. Kaboom Town sounded like a blast (pun intended), so we made plans with Roberto and Gabriella to take the kids and go. We got an extra stroller so Drezden wouldn't have to walk, picked up a shower curtain to sit on, and packed extra bottled water.

We got there, settled down, and the sky proceeded to open and spew forth heavy rain. The event planners sent us all to a parking garage across the way, which is where we headed. We set up shop there for 30 minutes or so and tried to enjoy the excitement. With the exception of the cars trying to drive through the garage, the humidity, and CJ asking if it was a tornado every five minutes, it was pretty fun.

Once we got outside again, the rain started up. We were drenched. Byron was miserable, the thing we'd brought to sit on was wet, the kids were a little grumpy, and there was still 3 hours until the fireworks started. We opted to take the kids and head to a place where there were benches. Next to the benches were little pools about 18 inches deep. Since they were already soaked, we let the kids jump on in. Even Liam had a little fun with it. We let them do that right up until the fireworks started.

What a display!! It was really beautiful. My favorite part was watching Liam enjoy the show. We'd put his hearing aids in so he could get the full affect of it all. He was so mesmorized by it. He didn't move an inch the whole time the fireworks were going off. I remember looking over and seeing the reflection of the lights from the fireworks on his face. It was a beautiful moment really. After the rain, the crowds, the mud, the cold, and...well, I think that's all I have to complain about...after all that, this amazing display was completely worth it. Hopefully we made fond memories for the kids. Hopefully.

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