I was a pretty lucky girl yesterday. I forgot my camera. Guess who leant me his back-up? Yep, photog hubby who has some pretty nice "office equipment." So he put a long lens on his camera for the close-up shots, and I got the smaller lens which worked great for on the ground shots.
With camera gear and children in tow, we headed off to the Fargo Airsho. I was reminded of how far Nolan has come with his sensory issues. The first time we took Nolan when he was 3. He didn't last long. He became "supercharged" and "overstimulated" in the huge crowds. Plus he was flooded with lots of new smells like jet fuel, and loud super-sonic jet engine noises.
But this time he kept his composure right up until the Blue Angels were introduced. He suddenly became overcome with panic in remembering how loud they had been going over our house on Tuesday when they practiced. Fortunately a man with an extra set of earplugs offered them to us. The ear plugs and a bit of cajoling and comforting on my part seemed to help. We also let him escape the masses and we stood on the outskirts instead of in the midst of the crowd.
We were treated to a wonderful show. I am in awe of the skills and daredevilish bravery on display. But it was such a great feeling to think that these are the type of men and women that serve and protect our country every day.