Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July and Other Adventures

We've been on the go for over a week and I'm just now sitting down to dump some pictures onto the blog.  Whew!  Here's the lowdown:

Last Friday we visited yet another amazing sprayground!  While Sylvain played a little disk golf, Sylvia and I hit the sprayground and playground for a good two hours.  She loved every second of it!  What a water bug!

My sweet nephew and Sylvia's favorite cousin, Charlie, turned two years old on Sunday!  We had a blast at his birthday party.  Sylvia really held her own running around with a bunch of older kids. 

 Tickle Me Elmo!

We busted out her super cute 4th of July dress one day early.  You know, as a sneak peek.

On Monday morning, we went to the Ft. Thomas parade, which was RISKY because it meant Sylvia didn't take her morning nap.  It was rainy and gross outside, but we went anyway, and she had a blast!  We got there early for a primo spot in front of the firehouse, so there was plenty of room to run around and we were able to stand in the garage to stay dry. 

 Sylvia cannot resist petting dogs (or cats, or horses, or people, for that matter).  Luckily, every dog we've ever encountered has been kid-friendly!

I don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but the girl NEVER STOPS MOVING!  I'm suprised we got any pictures at all!  Once the parade started, I held her and she stayed put, because it was the only way she could see.  She loved the marching band and the dance team!  And she squealed whenever candy was thrown in our direction or whenever there was a dog in the parade.  Good times.

That night we went to Dad's house for supper, and I used my fancy shmancy camera which took terrible pictures.  Since Sylvia was on a food strike (Monday was her second day of not eating anything but cheerios), I thought maybe Sally could work some magic and get her to eat SOMETHING.  Sure enough, after she turned down hot dogs, green beans, and pasta, Sally brought out the one thing no child will ever resist:

An ice cream cone!  Which she devoured in a heartbeat, only taking a quick break to play "Let's All Touch Our Heads," her favorite game to play with Uncle Evan.

We were planning to come home on Tuesday, but decided to stay an extra day to hang out with this guy:

Uncle Evan is heading off to the Army in October (which is another post for another day), and since he and Uncle John were both free on Wednesday, we decided to take our annual trip to King's Island!  It was hot.  Sylvia and I left early.  But it was really fun to see the Uncles and spend some time together. 

So there you have it, our 4th of July adventures in a nutshell.  July always seems to fly by, and with our packed schedule over the next three weeks (weekend vacays, conference in Morehead, trip to Lake Erie, moving into Mom's house) this month will be over before I know it.  Yipes! 

1 comment:

Laura said...

Yay! The blog update I've been waiting (so patiently) for!! Can't believe how much you packed into four short days - hope the rest of the month goes as well :)