Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th

I celebrated my seventh Independence Day with the Kapaldo Family this year. I really enjoy looking forward to what has become an annual tradition for us.

Abigail spent much of the holiday running around the back yard while Jonathan and his brothers threw the frisbee around. Abigail enjoyed a July 4th meal of hot dog, tomato, watermelon, and pretzels.

This was the sixth time we went to DC to watch the fireworks in the mall-Abigail's first time. We left around 4:30 with the fireworks blasting off at 9:10. We had a lot of time to kill-not to mention the fact that Abigail normally goes to bed by 8:00. Thankfully she was content with being in her carrier backpack for all but 30 minutes of our time out. She loved people watching and enjoyed pointing out doggies as we walked up and down the National Mall.

This was also Abigail's first train/subway experience.

I wasn't sure how Abigail would react to the fireworks. She loved them! I probably enjoyed watching Abigail more than watching the fireworks. After the show we joined the mass exodus to the Metro. This is the most crowded I ever remember it being. I thought Abigail would fall asleep on the way home (walking and the train) but she had too much to look at. She finally fell asleep in the car and then around 11:00 when we got home.

This picture didn't come out like I would have liked, but it gives you an idea of how interested Abigail was in the fireworks.

Unfortunately the evening may have been too much for Abigail. She woke up a bit after 2:00 and didn't finally go back to sleep until a bit after 3:15 in bed with Mommy. Our poor baby was snoring big time. She went and caught herself a cold. Regardless, Abigail had a great time and did really well with her first July 4th fireworks experience.

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