You like Natalie's hair bow? I made it!! Yes, I sure did...I am tickled pink with myself. I might just do a little tutorial on that for those of you with girls.
Poor Michaela Byrd. She's wearing one of Natalie's hand-me-down 4th of July outfits. The child is so skinny that the sleeves kept falling off one shoulder. That didn't stop old ladies in Target from stopping to ooo and aah over my cuties.
We returned home to find a squirrel sunning himself on our newish stolen picnic table. (Back left corner of table) My camera is just a plain Sony, no great zoom; so you can't see his little front paws dangling over the edge of the table, or his hind legs posed like a frog. I don't mind his sunbathing so long as he steers clear of my bird feeders. At least he was enjoying the holiday, right?
Clearly some people have a hard time resisting temptation. She found every stray sprinkle and ate them all.
While the girls napped, I baked a batch of cupcakes and did my best to decorate them in a festive manner. I'm sure those of you with actual skill are appalled. I'm okay with that.
My dream of a perfect 4th of July always ends with the family hanging out on a nice picnic blanket watching the fireworks. Too bad the reality was I got stuck on a bridge with a whiny three year old.
It got darker, and it got hotter as more people pressed onto the bridge for the show. My sanity began to melt as Natalie, who was up a good hour past her bedtime already, began to whine and fuss. She watched about two fireworks hit the sky before she started hanging on me.
As we trudged back to the car, Natalie sat on my shoulders, almost knocking my $$$ DKNY frames off my face into the River. After a big gulp from a water fountain my mom was sure would give us cholera (or hypothermia or something), Natalie rallied. In the car on the way home she stated, "This is the greatest 'venture ever!"
I guess I need to start gearing up for next year's 'venture, huh?
If you missed my link up to Miss Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party from last night, please stop by here!
Hope your 4th of July was wonderful! God Bless America!