I woke up to these words being stage whispered in my ear around 5am via Xander:
Mommy? You awake? Its Firework Day.
My kids have been looking forward to the Jefferson Lake fireworks show for ages now. It is one of our most favorite things about living here and every year we go to the show.
Sam also works the lake every year on bike patrol, so we get to see him while he is on duty and that is really fun for us.
There are very few perks to being a police family in this area, but one we do get is that is your spouse is working the fireworks, you can come close to when the fireworks start and sit in the police/fire fighter section. It gives me a thrill to get past the checkpoints for that reason and I love not having to be there all night.
We get Sam some dinner to eat on his bike every year and the kids wear their pajamas to it.
This year all 3 kids were so into it that we waited for Sam to call and give the go ahead in the car for 30 minutes.
Here are some pics of the fun. Be warned that I felt and still feel so very sick. But this is such a huge deal to my kids and I couldn't let them down and miss it. But I kinda wanted to die the entire time.
Sam called and we were on our way.
I was giddy with driving through the checkpoints (I get my thrills of stupid things), and when we got their some of our police family was close by.
We picked up an extra kiddo here (hi Shayleigh!) and that was fun.
And Kaycie dozed through it.
Mad Dog and the Sheriff.
The show was moments away. Can you see the excitement?
The Noel fam.
Proof I am married to this guy.
Buddy loving it.
All too soon for the kids it ended and we drove home.
Sam is still working right now. It will be a busy night for him.
I am moments from bed, that took a lot out of me and I feel awful.