Forth of July this year was spent with Buzz Lightyear. Having an animated child really has its benefits. Last week when I saw that for a small mortgage payment I could purchase a set of life-like Buzz wings, I took Target up on their offer!
Jahred presented Axel with the flight pack just prior to a B-day party on Saturday. As if on stage, Axel snapped into character immediately and without hesitation, he knew exactly how to operate his first pair of electronically retractable wings. With over a 3ft wing span, hallways are a challenge, stairs are interesting, but any small ledge/rock/book to leap from is thrilling! The box clearly states "not a flying toy", but says nothing about bounding, soaring, becoming a playground idol, or claiming to be the REAL Buzz Lightyear.
Perhaps the highlight of the weekend were the public flights with wings in full extension, lights blaring and hands reaching for the sky. He made several passes through the crowds in Hudson as he watched his first "Fires", not really his first...just the first he could possibly remember.
I love this picture taken without flash on Grandpas lap. It's so very vintage Atlantic City. In complete awe, Axel took in all the Fireworks had to offer and then some.
...ok, I know this last photo looks like a professional fireworks photo, but I really did take it. This is the raw image, no digital alterations! Huh, I guess I even impress myself a bit.
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