Sunday, September 1, 2013

Week 35- Boomsday

Labor Day weekend means one thing if you live in Knoxville: Boomsday. This is one of the largest fireworks shows in the southeast and is known to attract over 300,000 people. We've gone a few times in the past 10 years, but it can be hard to find a good spot. Plus, traffic is awful. This year, though, a work friend invited us to watch from her house. They have a great view! You can't see the light show on the bridge over the water, but you can see all of the main fireworks from her front yard! They had homemade ice cream, apple dumplings, and lemonade on what was a perfect summer's night.

We knew that I would know some people there from work, but we were pleasantly surprised that Nora's beloved Ms. Tracy as well as one of her day care friends was also there tonight. It's a small world!

Nora and one of her day care besties, Dylan.
Tonight was the first time we purposely kept Nora up past her bedtime. She was so sleepy on the ride home in the car. It didn't take her long to pass out once I got her into her jammies and into bed. I wish I could have gotten a picture of her sweet little sleeping face, but it wasn't worth the risk of waking her ha!

Earlier today, we spent some time over at Sam and Patsy's because it is one of those rare times that all of Brad's brothers are in town at the same time.

Nora's treasure trove of toys from decades long gone.
Something else we are doing this weekend is dog-sitting Dodge and Nova for Jessica. That's right. We have FIVE dogs here this weekend. Nora  loves antagonizing playing with Nova, the big yellow lab, and she and Dodge had some time to chill together on the couch this afternoon.

And finally, earlier this week one evening when I had a lot of school work to get done, Brad took Nora over to his parents house to give me some time and space to work.

This is Nora's paradise. Sitting on Dede and Grandpa's front porch, watching the world go by while Peppa Pig plays on the Ipad. Life is good.

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