So for the first time in the almost 6 years that we’ve lived in our current house, we finally made it to “Chill on the Hill”, a free concert in the park on Tuesday evenings. It runs all summer. We picked up subs, grabbed a bag of popcorn and a couple of sodas and packed up the kids for the 5 minute walk over there. Yes, 5 minutes – you would think we would have managed to go by now. Anyway, we arrived about 6:15, so we got to enjoy the pre-concert entertainment – baton twirlers (ages 8 – 18). Over the course of the next hour, Alex wanted to be a baton twirler (twirling his pretend baton), an Irish dancer (did a little jig), a conductor (conducted the orchestra, just like Curious George) and a trumpet player. The last thing has carried over into today – he still wanted a trumpet this morning.
We stayed a little over an hour last night. After we finished eating, I sat with Beth on the blanket while Eric chased Alex among the other people calmly sitting on their blankets and chairs. Alex even went a few steps up to join the orchestra on stage before Eric caught him. But don’t think he was the only one wandering about. There were plenty of other kids running around the area. Alex was actually quite well-behaved compared to some of them. And Beth was a perfect angel the whole time. I expected to have to get up to walk with her, but she was content chewing on her rattle. She did take a short nap as soon as we got home.