Saturday, July 7, 2012

Holiday Week

We've been busy this week celebrating a new baby, Charlie's birthday, and the 4th of July!  Here's our week in photos.

I taught Sylvia how to make homemade donuts.  I haven't done this since I was a wee tot myself, so it brought back lots of deep-fried memories!  She enjoyed it.  We won't do it again until next summer, to give our arteries time to recover.

The Reynolds' came over for a visit.  Sylvia and Cecilia cooled off in the sprinkler while the adults huddled in the shade of the garage.

Charlie turned three on the third!  Happy Birthday, buddy!

Margot slept through the party, as usual.

Baby Claire!

Helping Charlie open his presents.

Waiting for cake!

Singing Happy Brithday.  Aunt Jen put three extra candles on the cake for Sylvia to blow out.  Just one of the many reasons we love her!

We started the fourth with a wonderful (but H.O.T.) parade.  We had a great spot in front of the firehouse.

Uncle Jerry let Sylvia climb up on the fire truck with him for a photo.  He is her new hero.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Grammy tries to explain how to collect the candy.

The more you wave, the more likely people are to throw candy at you!

It didn't take long for her to figure out how to dart out in the middle of the road to get the goods.

Sylvia dances along.  She LOVED the music and didn't mind the heat one bit (we kept her well hydrated, don't worry).

After the parade, we went home for lunch and naps, then headed to Aunt Dar's for a pool party.

Grandma Margaret (Marge) holds Margot for the first time!


Underwater?  No problem.

We also gave Margot her first bath this week, since her umbilical cord fell off - woo hoo!  She wasn't too happy about it, but Sylvia and I had fun anyway.

Snuggle time with Papa.  Things are getting crowded on that play mat!

Margot also enjoyed her first bottle of breastmilk from Papa.  She took to it very well,  so hopefully we can keep up the one bottle a day plan.

This weekend and upcoming week are going to be very busy - fireworks tonight, sofa shopping, dinner parties, more visitors, and hopefully we'll be able to catch some of the World Choir Games!  I love July, but it sure does fly by fast!

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