Leo attended the birthday party of his little friend, Mary Harper last Saturday. It was at a local park, and the weather was actually very pleasant that day (not too humid). Leo had a great time playing on the playground. He also enjoyed playing in the sand box, and eating lots of sand.
Leo liked the cupcakes, although he just licked all the frosting off, and then switched back to his slice of watermelon.
They had a pinata full of small toys. Leo came home with a little bag of goodies, which included these cool sunglasses.
Leo and I couldn't think of a better place to spend Independence Day than at our Nation's capital. We spent the evening on the lawn in front of the Capitol Building watching a free concert and then the fireworks.
The fireworks show was shorter than I thought it would be, but it was still cool to see them shooting off in front of the Washington Monument. It was a pretty incredible sight. And Leo seemed to like the fireworks- he pointed at them, and opened his mouth wide, with his 'suprised' expression.
It was fun spending the evening with a few hundred thousand of our closest friends! I couldn't believe just how many people were there. It was pretty crazy.
When the show was over, we just walked back to our hotel room (We found a good deal on a hotel that was just 3 blocks from Capitol Hill) and went to bed at a semi-decent hour. I'm so glad we did, because the crowds were insane and I know it would have taken us several hours to get home on the metro!
We are so thankful to live in this great nation, and for the many freedoms we enjoy...
God Bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home.
In our 12 years of wedded bliss, "Always an Adventure" has become our mantra. It's helped us laugh at whatever 'adventures' have come our way: lost luggage and missed flights, home renovations, final exams, art shows, thesis writing, infertility and adoption, long commutes, and 5 moves to 4 states. And the adventure continues...