Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that everyone had a safe and exciting 4th of July. We had a great day. Lee Lee and Papa are in town, so you know Lucy is a happy girl. The morning of the 4th we went to our neighborhood parade. It was so cute and Lucy really enjoyed it - especially the candy. I can't wait for next year because she can drive her Gator in the parade. There were lots of kids on their electric ride on toys, but she needs to know how to steer before I turn her loose in a parade. It was such a great parade because it is totally geared for the kids in the neighborhood. Anyone is welcome to walk or ride their bike or drive their car. It is not too long - the whole thing took about 40 minutes to come past us. It will definitely become a tradition for us.

After the parade, we ate some lunch and took naps. Then we ate dinner with Mandy, Arnaud, Louis, and Anna before heading down for the fireworks display. It was hot, but not too miserable. The girls had plenty of time to run around and play before it got dark. I was not sure what Lucy would think of the fireworks. At 9:15 they would send up one firework every two minutes so that you could make sure you were in a seat that you could see them from. Lucy was acting really scared. She would bury her face in my or Lee Lee's chest. This child LOVES drama, and I think it was mostly an act. Once they really started going, she was totally fine, watched them, and said things like "Pretty! Cool!! Loud!!" She did great staying up until about 11 pm and slept in this morning.

I am not too crazy about my pictures from yesterday. I wish I would have gotten some better ones. The first ones are from the park on the 3rd with Anna and Louis.

I do love this one!
Anna and Lucy
Happy 4th of July!
Waving to the fireman at the parade
The girl ate a lot of candy yesterday
So excited to do her favorite thing - throw anything into the water!
4th of July will wear a girl out - and her Papa!
Ring around the rosey
Watermelon before the show
I don't really know what I am doing when it comes to taking pictures at night, so this was the best I could do this year!


Anonymous said...

Hope that everyone had as great a 4th of July as we did!! This girl has some energy! Was fun to be able to see Mandy's family--they are so nice. Justin-I love the way that every time we see time we see a bus that Lucy talks to Daddy and blows you a kiss!!!!! Love and kisses, LeeLee

Anonymous said...

The girls look so cute together in their polkadots. :) Glad you had a wonderful holiday...although how could you not with family, candy and a parade?

Nancy said...

The ring around the rosey pic is really cute! Looks like a fun 4th!

Annette said...

It was really nice meeting you and Lucy at Ikea today. My husband and I really enjoy your blog. We have a blog for our adoption journey, however I don't update it too regularly. Take care, Annette

Mia's Mommy said...

awww I love the first two photos. I'm glad Lucy had a great day. Happy 4th (a little late).

Heather said...

Looks like it was a blast. The girls are adorable together, as always. That Anna is so stinkin' cute! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your pics are great!! It sounds like your day was much more enjoyable than mine! Next year I'm coming up to your place for the fourth!!!

Anonymous said...

you should be crazy about them...
they are as cute as ever.
and check out anna's pose!
what a cutie.

Kelli said...

Looks like it was a fun 4th of July!

Emily said...

great pics! i love the one of anna with the swam in the background. cute!

Jen said...

looks like an awesome day! Love the photos of the girls enjoying the holiday :)

Anonymous said...

I think your pictures look wonderful. Looks like a fun 4th!

Kate said...

The picture of her sprawled out on the blanket with her Papa is so sweet!

Happy Fourth!

Jess and Paul said...

I'm glad Lucy had a fun day! Her polka dot dress is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have been following your blog for about a week. Your daughter is absolutely stunning. You seem like a great mom! I actually came across it by googling "pink chicken" and "misha lulu". I love their stuff. We were in the process of adopting from Vietnam but pulled out in March due to all of the craziness that was going on with VN. We are now considering Ethiopia. The process starts again! Anyways, I love your blog! It is officially my daily candy!

Anonymous said...

Those 2 sure are cute together. Love that pic of Lucy sitting with her arm back, resting on her hand...what attitude!

Erica said...

Actually, that's a pretty cool fireworks photo, but Lucy definitely stole the show. She has so much attitude and you seem to capture it perfectly with your photos!

StaceyF said...

Great pics as always Kel! Anna and Lucy are to precious together. I am glad you guys had a great 4th!

Anonymous said...

what a cute shirt!! ;) love the picture with goose and papa! so sweet!


JinXiu said...

your daughter is beautiful

where did you get that great polka dot dress?