Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday America!

We celebrated the 4th this year at Yiayia and Pappou's! Sophia was pretty excited about the holiday this year and even made me change my clothes in the morning so that I had on the appropriate 4th of July colors. We baked red, white, and blue star cookies the day before upon her request. Angela tried to teach Sophia that the 4th of July was the day that we celebrate America's birthday....she explained to her that America is 232 years old, but every time we asked her later in the day how old America was, she would say "8!" She had fun playing with her little golf clubs and making her own rules to the game. She is pretty good....must take after her Pappou. Yiayia and Pappou made hamburgers and hot dogs and then we all piled in Thea's Eos and drove to a good spot to see the Leawood fireworks. Sophia was insistent that we bring her lawn chair! And she even brought her American flag balloon to wave in the air. She enjoyed the fireworks much more this year (last year they were a bit loud and scary), but kept asking if they would be over soon. It was a late night for her, but she had a great time. I am so sad I don't have a picture of Joseph.....Brett offered to take him home and give him his bottle so I could watch the fireworks with Sophia. So I guess Joseph will have to wait till next year to see his first fireworks. He did enjoy his dinner at Yiayia's, though. It was the first time he ate baby food sweet potatoes....and boy did he love them!

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