Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day

We started our holiday weekend with a visit from Aunt Karen (Karenina) and Uncle Locke. Olivia loves my Aunt Karen. She is an artist and teaches Olivia how to draw and paint. I think Olivia may take after Karen. She loves art and is so imaginative and creative! We always look forward to her visits. 

And this is my mom's youngest brother, Locke. He stayed the night on Thursday night and Olivia couldn't wait for him to wake up on Friday so she could play with him and tell him jokes. 
Amanda gave him some smiles and some spit-up! 

Olivia helped me bake July 4th cake that turned into impromptu cake balls since my oven is on the fritz. 
We had to make our own blue sprinkles since they were sold out at H-E-B. Olivia was helping me stir them and I turned my back on her for just a second. When I turned back around, I asked her if she had taste tested the blue sprinkles. She gave me a "look." I told her that I had evidence! 
Getting ready for the park. It was hot! Daddy stayed home with Amanda so she wouldn't get too hot. 

Elissa and I took the girls to the park in Georgetown for the petting zoo, face painting (or arm tatoo painting for my rebel child!), and some 4th of July cheer!

We spent the late afternoon and evening hanging with Elissa, Reagan, Stacey, Brett, and the McAdoo's! The girls did sparklers with daddy supervision once it got dark. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and watermelon. The traditional summer staples! Yum! 

Happy Summer! 


Shelly said...

Nothin' like smiles & spit up! lol Dropping by from the blog hop. Nice to meet you!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Stopping in from the blog hop to say hello, looks like great fun :)