Yesterday was immensely fun. We went to a "First Night" type event in Milford where Lewie had a chance to ride on an outside Merry-Go-Round, take a wagon ride around the town green, see a magician (not his cup of tea yet), play on several bounce houses, and see fireworks at 10 p.m. During the night, we hit a few milestones. For starters, Lewie never participated in a First Night event before. The last few New Year's Eves, he stayed with Gramy while Mommy and Daddy went out to celebrate. It was brand new for him to walk along busy, bustling streets at night. At first he was scared, but his worry soon turned to joy, especially since he had such a fun time at the "bounce house station."
The second milestone came with watching the fireworks. On the Fourth of July, Lewie screamed in terror at the display. He hated the noise and begged for us to take him back home. Last night, we were able to get a great parking spot and view them from our car. At first he was scared, but after a few minutes of hearing Mommy and Daddy comment on how beautiful and awesome they were, he started to join right in... I wish I had a voice recorder with us. These are some of the comments we heard from the backseat:
"Cool dude!", "Awesome," "That one's red," "That one's a stop sign," "That one's stars," "That one sparkles," "Wow," "I say goodbye to the fireworks," "I give them a kiss."
For someone who was terrified in the beginning, he soon warmed up to them. Perhaps it helped that we stayed in the car since it muted the sound a little, and he felt protected...
All in all, we had a nice end of the year celebration to welcome 2012. I'm not sure what the New Year will bring for us, but I pray for health, love, and peace...not just for us...but for all families.
May 2012 bring many blessings your way.