Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone is enjoying (enjoyed) the day. Unfortunately it is raining now but we went to the pool earlier, which Adam loved.

We actually celebrated the 4th of July on July 3rd this year. For some reason, our neighborhood association has a big celebration on 7/3 instead (we're still trying to figure out why). Anyway, we went over to Molly & Danny's house to watch the fireworks with Riley last night. They had an *amazing* view of the fireworks and Adam just LOVED them (see photo above). He was beaming for a good five minutes... then he just watched, mesmerized. It was quite a difference from last year when we were at Grandma's house... we just took him in his stroller up the street to watch the fireworks from the distance. He seemed to like them last year, I guess (didn't really cry, just kinda watched) but definitely enjoyed them this year.

Oh, we had a special surprise tonight... when we were reading Adam his bedtime stories, we started hearing some firecracker noises. We looked outside his window and saw... fireworks! A little firework explosion (the kind you buy at "one of those shacks" as Steven would say) coming from the street, right outside our house! Adam watched them from his window, beaming with joy the whole time. Of course the display only lasted a few minutes and he cried when it was over, wanting more. Not surprising, since he is definitely a little firecracker... ha ha...

Happy Independence Day to all (see some more photos below)!

New Words of the Day (new blog feature!):
-baby (says it when looking at photos of babies in books... & when he sees photos of himself!)
-bah (for sheep -- been saying this for a while, but more consistently now)
-"ock" (for clock -- he loves playing with my mini clock)

Adam can also sing some of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on cue... such as "Up Above" and "Twinkle, Twinkle". He knows about 1/4 of the ABC song now, too and most of "Baa Baa Black Sheep". All those months of singing to him have payed off! Thanks, Grandma! :)


travis said...

precious child
he is talking more than my 3 year olds!

Getz Gang said...

yes...emma got the present and no she did not already have it. Sorry she didn't call and thank you. when are you coming?