We had such a great 4th of July. Highlights would be:
-After telling all the kids about the reason we celebrate, Brooklyn being extremely interested in more details and saying repeatedly throughout the day how much she loves living in America. Along with spontaneous, “Happy 4th of July!!” outbursts that made me smile.
-Payson and Ember’s reaction to the fireworks display that night. Oh little kids and the joy their experiences bring.
-Trying out the current hair trend of chalking. The three older kids were so dang excited about it.
-Spending like $5 tops on our table decor and having my entire family feel like it was the best party ever had.
It really was a great day.
Payson was the most thrilled over these 50 cent flags. He kept turning on all the fans in our house and running around waving his flag. When his sisters told him to turn the fans off because they were freezing (they have a low cold threshold, obv) he’d firmly insist, “I need the fan on to blow my flag around!!”
Ember was unaware that it was a holiday, naturally, but she did enjoy the heightened cheerfulness of her three older siblings. She also really loved getting a chance to play outside during our first cold front of the summer! The temps only got up to 76 high that day!! (They’ve been 110)
Brooklyn was specific about how many stickers she wanted on her face that day. She wanted basically her entire face covered with stickers. lol
As you can tell, I convinced her four was more than enough.
When Ember first attempted to drink out of that fun straw she crinkled up her whole face and cringed. But the second attempt she just ignored the tickly fringe and downed her 1/4 of a cup of gatorade.