Last night was the annual free Oregon Symphony Concert at Waterfront Park. I used to go to these concerts when I was in High School and College. The concerts did not happen for many years because of the cost and then started back up a few years ago. This is the first time I have been able to go in 19 years. Portland Taiko and the Portland Youth Symphony also performed. It was a fun time. Liam had a hard time during parts of the conects. Loud music freaks him out. The highlight of the concert was the finale of the 1812 Overture (which was a tradation even when I was in high school). The Oregon National Guard brings actual cannons and shoots them off into the Willamette River during the final movement. After the piece is over there is a fireworks display. Liam hated all this and had a sweatshirt over his head. During the fireworks, he was shaking and I could feel his heart pounding. This was the first time Christian has seen fireworks and he loved it. I am letting Christian use my old camera and he took the photo yesturday.