Not far away from us was a large family who were also enjoying the shoreline. They had an arsenal of fireworks (it was the 4th of July), and were having a blast lighting them. Before I knew it, SJ had successfully crashed their party with her charming personality and was lighting bottle rockets with a little boy about her age. The scene was just too cute, but I had this frightful image that the moment was a foreshadowing of 10 years from now. I won't have too long with her before she ditches ALL of the family (including me), and finds some summer romance at the seashore. I guess I'll just have to hold on to her as long as I can until that happens, right?
Here are some snapshots of the evening. Enjoy!
|SJ wanted me to take a picture of the seagull.|
|SJ's toys for the evening... that is, before she crashed a beach party.|
|She is just so at ease on the shoreline. You would think she lived on a tropical island or something.|
|In hindsight, I think this is a photograph of her planning her attack. It wasn't long after this shot that she was making friends and shooting off fireworks.|
|Her little friend was showing her how to do it safely. That line is the firework shooting up into the air.|
|Fireworks farther down the beach. A hotel was shooting these off.|