We were lucky enough to have moved back in time to celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa. We spent the day at Stefanie and Dan’s house where I had to brave the cold water in the pool twice because Samantha wanted to go swimming. Stefanie is Cynthia’s sister and it was our first chance to visit with them since we moved back.
After that, we came home with no intention of seeing any fireworks. We hadn’t really packed much warm clothes and it can get very cool at night, especially when waiting for some fireworks to begin. But, at about 10:00 PM tonight, I heard the sound of fireworks. That isn’t too unusual but what was unusual is that they sounded very close. I looked out a window and there were fireworks in the soccer field right across from our house.
Matthew was ostensibly asleep but I knew better. Opening his door, I found him watching the fireworks through his window. I quietly told him to get dressed and we slipped out the front door to watch the show. It was a great way to top off the day and when the fireworks were over, we just crossed the road and went back inside. I hope this is a regular event. If so, we will invite people to join us in the future.