Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July

We sadly had a pretty disappointing 4th of July. Jamie's nap schedule has been unpredictable in the last month or two because he is transitioning from two naps to one. Most days he takes 2 solid naps, but occasionally he'll refuse to take his afternoon nap. Those days are the worst because his morning nap will end by noon, so there's an 8 hour stretch til his normal bedtime . . . He consequently gets pretty cranky on those days and crashes early.

Well, Knoxville has a big 4th of July celebration downtown at World's Fair Park that we were planning to go to. We were going to keep Jamie up a bit later than normal so we could see the fireworks. But of course he chose that day to refuse his afternoon nap, even though he'd been taking two naps every day without fail for the past couple weeks. Without that nap there was NO WAY we could keep him up late. In fact, he was fast asleep by about 7:30. I was really disappointed that we didn't get to go. I wanted to watch Jamie watch the fireworks. Not to mention that Brian was still visiting and I feel bad that we didn't end up doing much of anything for the holiday. But on the bright side, Knoxville has a big Labor Day fireworks display, so I hopefully won't have to wait an entire year before our next chance.

And we did have a nice morning. We all went to the park, and then after Jamie's successful morning nap, we had a big lunch: hamburgers, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, etc. Yum. Just wish the rest of the day had gone well too!

Jamie watches as Brian and Thomas play frisbee
Jamie wants to play too!
Jamie joins the game
corn-on-the-cob: delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't watch fireworks on the 4th either, I had just moved four days prior and was still trying to settle in. I did do fun things during the day though. And about a week earlier I went to a fireworks show in Phoenix. It was kind of loud, which caused me to wonder whether it might be a bit loud for babies and young children.