Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day

Huck Finn woke up early on his first Independence Day. For breakfast he had scrambled egg, oatmeal, and pureed fruit trio (mango, nectarines, and bananas). Then there was a spirited round of playtime. We hung out in his room, read books, played with some toys, and eventually got dressed. After a quick trip to the store for some baby treats, we returned home and Henry went down for his nap. This nap turned out to be a long one, approximately three hours, and when he woke up, Huck and his pops had to head out for a barbecue at Aunt Jyla and Uncle Bobby's house. (I stayed home 'cuz I am still fighting a cold. Drat.) I did convince Darr to take along the camera, though, to get some shots while they were away.
Henry eating cucumber.
Mr. Delano looking cute.
The menfolk arrived back home in time to catch the fireworks. Henry loved the loud sounds and bright lights. We had a pretty good show from our patio. I don't think I can describe what it was like to look at his tiny little face in the darkness, the way the lights from the fireworks danced on his features and shone in his eyes. He was so taken with the experience. Next year we'll definitely be handing him a sparkler or something. And I'll learn how to take a decent night photo so I can try and capture that expression.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

It is amazing isn't it. We took Quinn and Liam to see fireworks last night. It was the first time for both of them - not sure why we waited so long to take Quinn...but it was so worth the late bedtime!