Hope everyone had a happy holiday! Every year, Paul gets fireworks, and every year Z. aches to light them off, but then gets so scared he sometimes watches from inside! i noticed this year he stayed outside the whole time - he's getting braver! Loud noises have scared him since he was a baby, and he hates when the military jets fly over and do their maneuvers. i sometimes wonder if it stems from an experience we had when he was very little, maybe 2 or 3 months old, if that. Me, mom, and Z. were at a nearby state park, high up on a ridge overlooking the dam. A military plane flew over so low to the ground and so fast that i had to cover Z. with my body and cover his ears to shield him. It was terrifying, and mom and i both screamed. The pressure was intense. Luckily, none of us suffered any damage to our hearing, but it was scary, and i imagine extremely frightening to a baby.
Tuesday night we lit a few fireworks, and i got a few good shots of Paul and Z. with sparklers. The pictures don't look as good here because i had to scale back on size for web posting (blame dial-up). In my files, they're much clearer.
Have a lovely day!