For the Fourth of July, Laura & I took Emma to the community pool near the zoo and tried to teach her to swim. She did not appreciate a mouthful of water, and couldn’t grasp the concept of paddling, so we played with her in the very, very shallow end of the pool.
Afterward we went to my mom’s house so Emma could play on the playground. I pulled out some bubble machines and water guns from my car. We chased Emma around the yard, shooting her with water. She kept dropping her gun and retreating.
That night, we took her to see her first fireworks show. She was not impressed. She was more entertained by a stick she found on the ground, and pretended she was casting spells to make the fireworks explode.