The sky could not have been bluer.
The playground couldn't have been prettier.... or safer.
That's 4' of blue safety material approved by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. .
No one is going to get hurt here.
First responders were recognized and admired by schoolchildren.
Invited guests sat under the Saturday morning sun as sponsors were congratulated and thanked.
As always, there were cameras.
It left little time for quiet reflection.
Ron Barber thanked the Greens for giving us Christina-Taylor, complimenting them on the wonderfulness that is their family and their strength and their understanding. More than a few people took out the tissues.
Then, with cameras as accompaniment, Christina-Taylor's big brother cut the ribbon as his mom held it tight, just as she holds both of her children tight within her heart.
And the fun began.
This patriotic student took CTG's legacy to heart and was rewarded with a Standing-O.
Those feathers really move when she's happy.
In the spirit of letting you learn from my mistakes, I offer these next two snapshots.
Lesson #1: Beware of a 13 year old with a camera.
Lesson #2: See Lesson #1
Oh.... were you wondering about that other little girl? The one with the red-white-and-blue motif?
The cameras found her, too.