Emily had a blast that night- she was all smiles & kept dancing:
Group shots were a bit tricky but you'll notice how much fun Emily found the whole process:
I'm glad she's enjoying being in front of the camera. For awhile, she didn't & that was bothersome. No worries now... but getting her to be still... well, that's another story! ;)
We enjoyed going to a parade on the morning of July 4th. God blessed us with mild temperatures all day- yahoo! There were lots of old steam engines- loads of fun to see but VERY LOUD & a bit smelly. An older lady gave the children some ear plugs but only Emily tried them:
Katherine was a bit unsure about the noise but I think it stressed out Eric more than it bothered her (I love how "mother hen" he is about the children- cracks me up! It's probably a good thing because I'm so laid back!):
The children were thrilled to load up on all the candy being thrown out to crowds. I chose to ignore the volumes they kept stuffing in their mouths. Abigail especially consumed a crazy amount! Everyone felt icky the next day & it's no wonder.
We enjoyed fireworks later that night with my parents but I didn't take my camera with me. It had been several years since seeing them, so it was really special. Elizabeth was hilarious to watch- she "ooo" and "awed" loudly over every one. She couldn't sit still but instead kept jumping up and down. Totally fitting- that girl is a firecracker of joyful energy! :)
We are looking forward to next year's celebrations! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th too!