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Baby you’re a firework!

on July 9, 2012

My 5 year old son has been singing Katy Perry’s firework all week. Or at least something like it. His refrain “Baby you’re a fiiiiiiirework! As you shoot across across across the sky-y-y-y-y!” Repeat to infinity. It is adorable though!

Last week the fireworks were only so-so. Mother nature did such a splendid pre-fireworks show that they seemed like duds in comparison, not to mention, they just weren’t really good this year. We had severe thunderstorms roll through, towns nearby even had micro-bursts that caused significant damage (A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging divergent and straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to, but distinguishable from, tornadoes, which generally have convergent damage.-Wikipedia). The timing was great, we had finished our BBQ, went to the parade and decided that since it was in the 90’s and very humid, we would rest inside with the A/C before venturing to the lake for the festivities. I was tidying up the kitchen when the emergency alert began blaring from the radio saying the storm would be here in less than an hour. I got my husband and told him to come out and help me with the tent and table or they would be gone with the wind. We went out, took doen the tent, disassembled the table, got them and the chairs to the basement, moved the grill and playhouse back to the fence area, warned the neighbors who were out grilling and ran inside. About 15 minutes later the storm hit. We saw bolts shooting across the sky, house shaking rumbles of thunder, the wind was bending the trees so far they looked ready to snap and the rain came down so heavily and was wind driven, we could barely see more than a couple feet away at times. It lasted a while and I hoped everyone at the lake had sought cover. I learned later from a frien that an announcement had been made at the concert for all to seek shelter, which was good. We never made it to the festivites, opting instead to stay home out of the sporadic rain and drizzle that persisted, and went for just the fireworks. Instead of going where the festivities were, we went to a friends house on the lake and watched the fireworks as they were launched from a boat. We were just across from where everyone else was, but I think we had a way better view! 🙂

Jayson has resumed swimming lessons. It’s funny, he is in with 2 and 3 year olds as it is his first time swimming. He is taller than all of them and willingly participates, the others, not so much. Anna even splashed in the water with them today.

I am trying to get up the courage to go to the school and speak with the principal. After last year, calling a school to see if they had received my resume and getting a “Do not call here. We will call you if you get an interview.” I am hesitant to do so, but have had 2 moms who volunteer at the school tell me to stop in and show my face. I am needing some luck right now!

I am going to go and attempt to make Jayson some paper airplanes.Until we meet again! 🙂

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