Our Happy Fourth of July

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 5, 2009

We celebrated Fourth Of July a day early yesterday by picking up Grandma and going to Kensico Dam for a picnic, concert, and fireworks. In April, we had been there for the Earth Day festival.



Ten thousand people came out to celebrate America’s birthday and to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.


After we ate, L wanted to nurse his froggy.


When I nursed Landon in the sea of people, I got some looks, but that made me want to do it even more :) The concert started, and Don walked to the stage with L to show him the musicians…


…and then they got to meet a nice man on stilts.


Once it got dark, Don and L watched some bats flying around…


…and L’s earlier meal of turkey sandwich, potato chips, grapes, juice, and ice cream topped by breast milk got stirred up a bit while flying in the air.


L had a hard time with not being allowed to run around anymore once it got dark (I was too afraid I’d lose him) and couldn’t wait for the fireworks to start, but…


…when they started it sounded like bombs going off because the noise got amplified by the dam wall. Bam! Bam! Bam!! Poor little guy, after all that waiting, this is how he saw the fireworks:


Happy birthday, America!


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Beth July 6, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Looks like you guys had a great July 4th. Ours was fun too. We went to my mom’s for a picnic and then came back down for fireworks in Peekskill. Abby was very frightened of the loud booms so we had to leave soon after they started. She seemed to enjoy them much more from a distance where the noise was muffled. Of course, she couldn’t stop talking about them after we left. :)


Raelee July 5, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Yes! That photo looks familiar to us too – of our little one watching the fireworks in the past. This was his first year seeing them while I plugged his ears. I wish they could do the fireworks without the noise factor! There would be lots of happy toddlers.


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