We spent our 4th of July on the west side of our city with some friends from our small group. Cate had fun playing with the other kids all day and while waiting for the fireworks to start.
She was a little scared at first, but then warmed up to the idea of fireworks and sat back to watch the show.
I love these pictures of her watching the fireworks with Daddy and Mommy. I didn't use a flash at all-- the light comes from the fireworks. They're slightly blurry because I didn't have a tripod with me and had to hold the camera still for 5 seconds while the shutter was open in order to let in enough firework light.
She crashed in the stroller on the way back to the car and even slept in 45 minutes later for us this morning!
Happy Belated 4th of July!
P.S. Our dog, Zoey, has become terrified of thunder (and fireworks) within the last few months. We have no idea what triggers it and we do our best to calm her down. She usually tries to wedge herself into some small spot in order to feel safe. This is where she went a couple of nights ago when some neighbors were shooting off some pre-Independence Day fireworks. She actually pawed some of the toys off the shelf to get back there. Poor dog!