The 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I love it so much!
We started out this years festivities going to the Eaglewood fireworks show in our area. I remember these fireworks kind of sucking back when I was a teenager, but they've gotten very good since then. And popular! The sunset was pretty:
So the morning of the 4th we packed and headed to the ranch. Once we got there we rode the four wheelers for a bit (at the request of Kennedy) and then played with fireworks. All of us.
We had a blast and it was hard to come home. I love being away from internet and cell phones and just being with those we love. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend!
We planned on swimming, getting pizza, and having cake and ice cream. It wasn't until the day before that I realized I didn't do anything cute or festive so I decided to make these Elmo cupcakes. They were easier than I expected and Kennedy sure loved them! Never mind that these were the only two that actually turned out or didn't look like Elmo had been toking...
A couple days later we had a BBQ with our close friends and celebrated Kennedy and Zeke's birthdays since they're a week apart. It was 103 that day so they look just a tad hot. And upset that their cupcakes are on fire...
I can't believe Kennedy is 2 already. It is unreal!! She is so much fun. For my own personal records I want to jot down a few things she's doing now...
*In the bottom 5% for weight and not even on the charts for weight to height ratio. She is in the 50% for height and for her head circumference.
*Throwing MAJOR tantrums. They started the day after her birthday and have been kind of intense.
*Eats about every other day.
*Has 8 teeth and three more coming in.
*Talks a lot! My favorite is when she tells us when she's poopy. She pats her bum and runs to go get changed. There's a lot that she says that I have trouble understanding but each day more things become clearer.
*She tries to dress herself and loves to have her shoes on.
*Loves to play pretend with Elmo and her doll.
*LOVES toilet paper and wipes. She will wipe her own nose or pretend to wash herself and then throw it in the potty and watch it flush down. The other day she even tried to wipe MY bum...
*Doesn't nap for a consistent long period of time. It varies between 1-3 hours. I hate the 1 hour days sometimes.
*Hates having water in her face but is learned to love swimming.
*Cleans up after herself and thinks stray hairs on the carpet is "ew" just like her mommy.
*Loves brushing her teeth and always wants to do it herself.
*Has her daddy wrapped around her finger. She's definitely a different person when he's not around. She misses him a lot.
*Still just so funny and spunky and brings sunshine and happiness into our lives.
Posted by Megan and Cory at 2:04 PM