Friday, September 19, 2008

Town Night

Tonight, we headed out to our town's annual Town Night celebration. There's food, pony rides, a bouncy house, music, kiddie train rides, fireworks (the best part), and this weird town tradition where all the middle school kids have a giant shaving cream fight. Usually, we just go to the fireworks and watch them from a nearby field, away from the main festivities. But tonight we checked out the scene, which was fun because we ran into lots of R's friends from school. And, we saw the results of the shaving cream fight: those kids were covered from head to toe! Blech!

It was a beautiful, cool fall night. We headed back to the other side of the pond and found a perfect fireworks-watching spot right on the water, complete with stone steps for sitting on. We huddled together and oohed and aahhed. I had fun playing with the fireworks feature on my new camera (Bob: It's a Nikon Coolpix S210).

This one looks like a sea anemone to me.

I love the squiggle effects.

That big flash is from the lower fireworks going off right above the boat. I like the reflection in the water.

When we got home, we took some time to let R unwind a little bit. We played with some paper airplanes and then A and R had a tickle fight. Hmmm, so much for unwinding.

Looks like A is winning...

But R, with his limitless energy and flying feet, wins in the end!

Tomorrow is Town Day, where the big main street running through town shuts down and fills up with booths and bands and food and gazillions of people. The library holds a book sale, there are hot air balloon rides and pony rides, there are fire trucks to climb on and explore, and the older kids run around throwing snappers and spraying silly string. I'm very excited that this year it will be fall-like instead of the 90+ degrees it's been the last few years. Can't wait to take more pictures tomorrow!

1 comment:

Cap'n Slappy said...

Wow, those pictures are so cool! And they do look like anemones(anemoni?)!