Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Fourth

A few days ago, Will celebrated his first Fourth of July. I always have an idea in my head of how these 'Firsts' will go, but sometimes, the unpredictability of life with a baby takes over. I pictured us spending the morning at the town parade, Will waving a tiny flag. But, yeah, sometimes things don't work out. Will decided he felt like a nap. So no parade this year.

Will rocked his custom t-shirt I ordered over a month ago.
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So we were 0 for 2, but we definitely got the family thing right. Lots of family to spend the day with. Will was lavished with attention. He was one happy dude.
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I know the whole let's-take-a-picture-pretending-the-baby-is-drinking-a-beer thing has been done. Way over done. However.... here we are, pretending Will is drinking a beer.
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And before anyone's tempted to think we're the most obnoxious parents ever, here's Will drinking some water. For-real.
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Will's Auntie Becky bought some water toys for his (our?) enjoyment. He wasn't too into the pool, so I took him through the sprinkler.

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And everytime I jumped, he laughed. Really. He did.
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So I jumped.
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And jumped some more.
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Since Will did such a fabulous job of encouraging his Mama to act like a fool, he earned himself a snack.
Photobucket Again, his mother displayed signs of genius. Snack AFTER the sprinkler. Brilliant. Luckily Daddy was willing to take him back in to clean off.
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So after the 2nd attempt at bedtime, I decided to call it and let Will hang out with the grown-up folk.
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The night ended with a fire and smores (Fireworks were the night before - and, no, I don't know why. And incase you're interested, we DID go, and Will DID fall asleep in the middle of the show.)
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No parade and a short-lived firecracker tee (and fireworks on the 3rd of July?), but all in all, a good first fourth.

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