Did ya'll have a good 4th? We really did. Scott was making fun of me because I kept singing "Yankee Doodle" to Harper all day. I have a list of songs that I sing to her daily and I feel like she might be getting tired of them so I broke out a whole NEW collection last week in honor of our nation's birth......"this land is your land", "america the beautiful" and even "Proud to be an american" but she REALLY liked Yankee Doodle.
Harper spent most of her day being held by her grandparents. For some reason - Scott's mom kept avoiding the camera so I don't have any pictures of her but she was very helpful - holding Harper and loving on her.
Most of the day was rainy and cloudy and YUCK and then in late afternoon - it turned out beautiful - just in time for cookouts and fireworks! We went and walked our favorite trail in the morning with all 3 of our dogs, Harper, and the grandparents. We finished just as it began raining.
We came home - got Harper in her patriotic duds and went and had lunch at Abuelos - a yummy Mexican place. Harper was an angel again that day which leads us to believe she likes Mexican restaurants - or maybe it's the spanish music they play?
In the afternoon - one of my favorite friends from home that I grew up with, Micaela, and her family were in town for a wedding and they stopped by to meet Harper. I was so excited they could do that. Micaela was probably one of my strongest prayer warriors during Harper's NICU stay and she has the sweetest family in the world.
That night we cooked an All-American meal - Hamburgers and french fries - here I am with my big tray of fries. Think I could get a job at Sonic???
Then we sat outside and watched the fireworks going on in all the neighborhoods around us. It was a huge display in all directions. The weather had cooled off with the rain and it was great being outside.
I just knew all the loud booms would wake Harper up but it really didn't. She woke up about 9:30 which is her usual first wake-up to eat time so I brought her outside and let her watch the fireworks. I was worried it would scare her but she loved it. She just stared at all the colors for the longest time. It actually made me a little teary eyed to be able to hold my sweet baby and see her enjoy fireworks for the very first time. I can't wait to share all the holidays with her over the next few years. I know it will just get better and better and better......................
One last thing:
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Timestamp: 2009-07-06 01:37:41 UTC
I drew #20 for the t-shirt I was giving away so MEGAN (who I happen to know - I promise this wasn't rigged) - you won!!!! Which is perfect because Megan is due with boy/girl twins and her little girl, Mallory, will be precious in this!
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63 & 136
Timestamp: 2009-07-06 01:43:09 UTCCasey and Raining Pearls - are the winners of the Love Language for Singles book!!!!