Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fourth of July

We had a pretty quiet 4th of July. We had a lunchtime cookout on the back deck, went over to the pool for an afternoon swim, went and got ice cream at around 8 p.m., and then took in the fireworks in Thomaston.

The fireworks were kind of slow and dull, but also too much for Thane. Again, I admire his ability to really try through some very difficult experiences. He was okay for about 10 minutes as long as he was in the car with the windows done up so it wasn’t so loud. I remember years ago that we went to fireworks in Eastport – so 30+ years ago – and they were set to music so you could have your radio going and it was “choreographed”. That kind of event would probably be easier for Thane to take.

Here are some pictures from our day:

Braeden, age 10.

What does this pickled pepper look like to you?

“I first! You can’t catch me!”

“Wanna bet?”

The boys swimming together.

The swingset as seen from the pool deck.

The joy of shoving big brother down the slide.

Braeden being his graceful self.

Thane tries to show how it is done.

I got surprisingly lucky with a family photo.

I got a second chance before Thane was through.

Thane says the polar bear is drinking apple juice.

Head first!

A nice smile!

Taking a break to line things up.

Another nice smile.

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