Yesterday was church, "naps", bike riding and real naps. We told the girls they would have a special surprise later that night if they took naps and guess what, it worked! Those two have not simultaneously napped in almost a year and they were both out in a matter of minutes. I am sure it probably helped that we didn't start naps until 4:00 but we were both impressed and thrilled.
We got there early and set up to watch. The girls were so excited they just kept jumping and yelling BANG, bang and then they would giggle and squeal. I am sure the ice cream high helped out a bit with the excitement.
The display started about 10:00. I have never been so close to fireworks as we were last night. It was AMAZING. Emily went from a little unsure and scared, holding her ears to so happy and squealing, screaming out all the colors. They kept saying that some of the gold ones looked just like pixie dust. We laughed at the girls and were mesmerized at the amazing display that just kept going on.
Such great memories with our girls that I will never forget, I hope they don't either.