don't they look cute!
The official kickoff of Derby was last night. The largest display of fireworks in North America. And yes we were there. MILLIONS of people come from all over to enjoy the air show during the day and then the fireworks at night.
Johh, Doug, Leslie, me, and all the kids loaded up the van and off we went. We parked at some friends lot and then walked 5 blocks to the Humana building where we got to sit in Johns office for the show. WE thought nick would really like them since he wouldn't be outside, but we were wrong. He wimpered through the whole show. Caroline thought it was the neatest thing ever seen. After the fireworks we hung out in John's office for a while to let the crowd die down, then headed out into it. We walked our 5 blocks back then sat in traffic for 1 hour & 1/2. Not as long as it took last time we went many, many years ago, but long enough with 4 children. at 12:30 am when we got all the kids to sleep John and I looked at each other and said "that's the reason we never go". It is just too much trouble to get in and out of town for the show. The fireworks are very pretty, but they broadcast it on tv. So next year we will be in front of tv with some popcorn and won't be dealing with the traffic.
Today we are just hanging out at home resting. John played golf this morning, the kids are out in the slip n slide, but not actually sliding. So I think a good day will be had by all.