Thursday night was the opening ceremonies for the Summer games. We thought it would be fun to go again and we invited the Rebers to come along. The weather that day was not as great as it had been earlier in the week but was still pleasant enough for Fireworks!!! Well unfortunately that night Addy didn't make great choices and she was unable to go to the fireworks, which meant Bry or I had to stay home. Bryan knowing how much I love fireworks graciously offered to stay home with her. I'm sire it was that reason alone and nothing to do with the fact there was a play off game that night! So a little bummed that we werent going as a family we headed off. We met with the Rebers at the Tiki shack for a treat and then headed to the firework. OK so here is where it gets good. First off we have a hard time finding a parking place. Russ knows of this little known walk way so we follow him find a park and have a shorter walk to the grass. During our walk Misty says, "I hear water, I wonder where it is coming from?" Well we get to the end of the little path and there is a drain run off and due to the warm weather it is gushing water. Dawson is crying and Russ is helping him and says to us, " Go over that little bridge." Well it is dark and I see no bridge so I figure he is advising us to just not go over the drain, which by the way is the way Dawson went carrying his blanket and fell. He survived but the blanket was drenched! So at this point I have figured out that is why Dawson is crying and I just want to get over to him. I have Ky in my arms as well as the rest of our icee and a blanket. I take a big step and then I tumble to the groung dropping everything and everyone! Ky and I both went splat and were wet and muddy! However we both survived and thank heaven Misty was behind me and was thinking straight because she picked up my camera before it got swept away! It wasn't even on my radar. I was more worried about my boys! Luckily my keys stayed in my pocket or I would have been up a creek without a paddle! Looking on the bright side. So we get to the grass and I strip Ky's soaking wet clothes off and asses the damage.
Dawson not bad except a little on his jeans and his sweatshirt got wet so he took it off. Ky stripped down
The back of Ky's head was wet and crusty with dirt!
And then there is me! I know one of my better moments eh!
Then we get all settled.(love Dawson's red lips from his snowee)
Our lifesavers that night!!!
The kids are playing around. Life is good, we made it with no real damage,except maybe a little to my ego. I bet it was hilarious to watch though except for maybe Ky flying through the air!
Then the fireworks start. YEAH! We are just enjoying the show when all of the sudden the sprinklers come on! Are you kidding me! Seriously! So we hurry get up and move everything before it gets more wet then it already is! Ky is crying saying, "home mamma, home mamma." Dawson is somewhat oblivious and just enjoying the show. Luckily Russ takes Dawson, Bronwyn and Jaqueline to watch the fireworks over on dry land while Misty and myself stay back to clean up.This is where we were sitting! Nice and wet now!
Despite everything it was a great show. Ky ended up enjoying them for a little bit before falling asleep. Once over we gathered everything up and headed back. Crossing back over the drain we were now experienced as to which way to go. Got to our car safe and sound! A major milestone considering how the night was going! And finally we made it home with no more problems! That was one night of fireworks I'll never forget. I wonder if the Rebers will ever want to go any where with us again!
7 years ago