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On a jet plane…

July 5th, 2011

Steve left Monday morning after a wonderful week at home with us.  The girls dealt with his return better than I did. I had insomnia when I suddenly had to share the bed again – they didn’t bat an eye.  The girls also handled his departure better than I did. Fortunately, we will see him in just over a week.  A few photos from the past week.

This just cracked me up.  Tessa brought me her swimsuit and insisted we put it on over her PJs. The child dances to the beat of her own drummer.

Apparently, running through a sprinkler on a hot day isn’t intuitive.  The girls had no idea what to do with this.  Sabrina eventually warmed up to it but Tessa wasn’t a fan.

Multiple folks in my neighborhood set off professional grade fireworks for the 4th of July.

I knew that Sabrina loved watching the fireworks last year but this was Tessa’s first year watching them.  I wasn’t sure how she was going to react.  She likes her sleep so the fact that they didn’t start until almost an hour after her usual bedtime seemed like we were already headed for disaster.  But I spread a blanket in our front yard and we settled in to watch.  We had a 360 view of fireworks for well over an hour.  I don’t think I have ever seen Tessa more excited about anything in her life.  She danced. She clapped.  She gasped. She cheered. She laughed. She asked for more. She was completely enchanted by the whole thing.  Watching the girls watch the fireworks was even better than the fireworks displays for me. One of the best nights of my year.

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7 Responses to “On a jet plane…”

  1. Alleen Says:

    cute swimsuits :-)

    I thought this year would be the first year Gabriella got to watch fireworks. She was in bed before 7pm. There’s always next year. Even the little package I bought for us is still unopened.

  2. Jane Says:

    I LOVE that photo of Steve with his arms around the girls. We made it through fireworks for the first time here. And Cara wanted to see them again the next night, too!

  3. dana Says:

    The thought of Tessa being so excited about the fireworks brings a smile to my face! There are so many joys to being a mom.

  4. Stefanie Says:

    Love your description of Tessa watching the fireworks. Good times!

  5. Heather Says:

    The fireworks sound like a perfect moment! I found out there will be more fireworks near our house on July 23. I’m going to see if we can keep the boys up to see them.

  6. Yo-yo Mama Says:

    My daughter responded so much like Tessa. I love seeing them experience something new. I get to see it new again.

  7. Bobbi Says:

    Love the bathing suit of the jammies!!! I love to watch my kids as they take in the fireworks too. Brings about a whole new light, doesn’t it???

    Sometimes, the coming home and leaving is harder than if they just stay away, isn’t it? Glad the girls took it in stride!!!


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