Sparklies

On our way to Milledgeville to see Granma and Granpa yesterday we dropped Quincy off with Aunt Mary. We didn’t want the poor dog to be upset by the fireworks which would be exploding from behind Granma and Granpa’s house that evening. After a quick stretch of the legs at Camp Leslie we piled back into the car and Quincy dutifully slunk around to the boot looking jaded. You should have seen his reaction when we told him he was staying. He perked up and started racing around Mary happily. Traitorous dog.

Over in Milledgeville we jinxed the weather when Granpa bought Sam a paddling pool to play in. As soon as we’d huffed and puffed and blown it up, and Sam was merrily wallowing in it demanding more toys be brought out for him to play with, the wind picked up and then the heavens opened. Still, Granpa and Granpa did get very entertained by Sam’s antics before we had to retreat back inside the house.

I was a little afraid that the bad weather might also spell the end of our chances of seeing fireworks that evening too but thankfully it cleared up again before evening.

This was Sam’s second 4th of July fireworks display, but the first would have been when he was merely weeks old. I don’t recall why we didn’t see any last year. We dragged seats out into the front yard as the explosions would be coming from just across the road at the mall. Sam, Bill and Mary (who had driven over to join us) climbed up into the back of the truck so our precious toddler couldn’t run away from us in the dark.

When the first fireworks ignited poor Sam didn’t know what to make of it and clung to his Daddy in terror. He was very brave though and with Aunt Mary doing her best to be enthused and put him at ease, soon opened his eyes and began to take in the wonder of the display. It took a little while but he eventually started yelling out all the colours as they erupted in the sky and when the display was over he said “Bye bye sparklies!”

Brave Little Sam 3

Brave Little Sam 2

Brave Little Sam 1

8 Responses to Sparklies

  1. Anonymous July 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm #

    What lovely pictures.Yet again we wish we were there.love to you all mum xx

  2. ashridge July 6, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Lovely pictures…..I’ve got some rockets in the garage. Pop Sam over and we’ll have a party with something really special to celebrate much more important than July 4th. Can’t really remember why that’s so special anyway 🙂 Isn’t that something to do with why Georgia is called such. You’ll have to remind me.
    I imagine that Sam has been on the courts today practicing that forehand.

  3. mgmama July 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Those are beautiful pictures. Thanks for so graciously letting us invite ourselves along, and sorry we didn’t make it!
    We had some relatives show up a day earlier than expected, so we decided not to make them get back in the car again.

    I hope to see you guys soon!

  4. Anonymous July 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm #

    What lovely pictures.Yet again we wish we were there.love to you all mum xx

  5. ashridge July 6, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Lovely pictures…..I’ve got some rockets in the garage. Pop Sam over and we’ll have a party with something really special to celebrate much more important than July 4th. Can’t really remember why that’s so special anyway 🙂 Isn’t that something to do with why Georgia is called such. You’ll have to remind me.
    I imagine that Sam has been on the courts today practicing that forehand.

  6. mgmama July 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Those are beautiful pictures. Thanks for so graciously letting us invite ourselves along, and sorry we didn’t make it!
    We had some relatives show up a day earlier than expected, so we decided not to make them get back in the car again.

    I hope to see you guys soon!

  7. kaypow July 10, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    We were sad we didn’t get to see you guys on Saturday, and doubly so yesterday. Sorry about not making it to the library.

    Bill’s mom was looking forward to seeing Jacob again too when we mentioned you might be coming over. Would have been fun to fill her house with two little ones! She said that she remembered Jacob from Sam’s first birthday party and that he had a wonderful gaze and smile.

    No worries though, quite understand.

  8. admin July 10, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    We were sad we didn’t get to see you guys on Saturday, and doubly so yesterday. Sorry about not making it to the library.

    Bill’s mom was looking forward to seeing Jacob again too when we mentioned you might be coming over. Would have been fun to fill her house with two little ones! She said that she remembered Jacob from Sam’s first birthday party and that he had a wonderful gaze and smile.

    No worries though, quite understand.

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