August 12 was the peak of the Perseides meteor shower. I put Adeiline to bed, Aaron left to play basketball, and I surprised my three older kids with a late night trip to the trampoline!
We hauled out pillows and blankets and stared at the sky for an hour and 20 minutes. The shower peaks between midnight and 4:00am...but I'm not that crazy. We were out there from 10:00 pm to 11:20 pm (we were supposed to go in at 11:00...but we were having so much fun!)
In that amount of time we saw 32 shooting stars!!!! Some were pretty faint, but some were really huge and bright.
Here's my crew of stargazers
We had the trampoline net obstructing some of our view, but we didn't really care.
We had so much fun giggling and making wishes! And the boys loved making fun of me for getting so excited every time I saw one. I can't help it!
I think we have a new end of summer tradition.
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