Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July! After spending the day at home playing and eating red, white, and blue jello that Mutti used to make, we headed out around five for fried chicken and then fun at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. They had a free Kids' Zone where there was face painting, balloon animals, a booth to take silly pictures, lots of bouncies, slides, and climbing walls. Olivia liked the face painting and all things balloons--she got a pink butterfly balloon animal that she is still kissing today--but she was too apprehensive to do the bouncies, although we got in line for an elephant one three times just to have her say no when it was her turn.

We headed over to the Amphitheater around seven thinking that was when the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra was supposed to begin. We got a picture of us in our seats, but we didn't make it for the show because Olivia was getting antsy to go back and play and Leo was getting tired. That was fine by us since it was a school/work night and we have been trying to get Leo on a routine for sleeping. So, we didn't see any fireworks, which I counted on because it would have been a miracle for both kids to last that long. However, we did hear a lot of fireworks in the neighborhood. They didn't bother Leo's sleep, and Olivia kept repeating what Daddy said to her, "They can't hurt me, they are just loud."

Everyone was bathed and in bed by 8:30, which was nice, because although we weren't celebrating yesterday because we couldn't find a babysitter (our two regular ones couldn't do it), the 4th of July is Nicholas's and my anniversary. Yesterday marked nine years, and I am excited for at least 51 more!

Oh! And just because it is is Leo laughing!


  1. Happy Anniversary!!! Nine is the "no-babysitter" anniversary anyway... hee hee.

  2. Sounds like a fun Fourth! Keep those giggle videos coming :)