Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday America

Its been a busy holiday weekend. Auntie Julie visited us for dinner and gave me a book called 'The Story of America's Birthday'. I learned all about the colonialists and the 4th of July. Jules also got to be the first of Mommy's friends to meet baby brother.

We also braved the heat to go to the botanical gardens in Wheaton Regional Park/Brookside Gardens. Grandma and I played the drums. Logs, sticks and seashells make great sounds!

Going to the gardens on the 4th of July seems to be a tradition. We went last year too...

July 4, 2009

July 4th, 2010
Same log but now I'm a big girl and a big sister!

I spent some good quality time with Davin playing in the jungle gym.

You can never give or get too many kisses.

The best part about America's birthday was the FIREWORKS show!! Kensington puts on a show within walking distance of our house. We all walked over early for the 'entertainment'. There was some band playing but the cool part were the balloon animal people! I got my first balloon animal - a teddy bear!

Teddy Bear was a "little scared" when the fireworks started. There were lots of loud booms! I gave him hugs to calm him down and Daddy gave me hugs to keep us both safe. Then I could just enjoy the pretty fireworks! Baby brother slept (and ate) on Mommy's lap through the entire show!!


Dalton Wyatt Gray said...

All of you look amazing! <3

Grandma Aileen said...

How exciting! A birthday to celebrate.. and what a celebration! Glad you got to stay up and see the fireworks - it means you are a really big girl now. The kids on my block had to be 5 years old to stay up to see our fireworks!

Grandpa Jim/Nana Lynn said...

What a fun 4th of July! Just think, you and Davin get to have many more just like this one -- each better than the last one. In the meantime, enjoy your balloon animals -- they don't stay around very long. Also, give Davin lots of kisses for us too!!!