Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth of July Festivities

This year we were invited to a backyard BBQ followed by fireworks at my neighbor Shannon's brother's house. I'm so thankful for my friendship with Shannon, and I am getting to know her entire family really well this summer and we're all having such fun together! Lily had SUCH a blast at the party...from the moment we got there she was off and playing. They had a great play structure with swings, a climbing wall, and a big slide - so she was set. She and Laney (Shannon's youngest) play really well together. Actually, I was impressed with all of the kids - they all had a great time together for hours!


Like Lily's big smile in the picture with momma? Yeah, she does that on purpose to irritate me. Seriously she does. She IS a Hunan spice girl - she's gotta show her spicy side sometimes.









My girl can hula! (or at least she thinks she can!)







She built a "glow necklace for two" and shared it with one of her favorite guys - Mr. Brian.




The fireworks were fun too. Lily likes to watch them, but says they're too loud...so she and daddy take turns plugging her ears!






Seems like we have just been so busy this summer. I honestly can't believe that July is here already. I am working frantically on paperwork for the adoption, working 5 shifts, and trying to keep sweet Lily entertained.
She is doing really well. She still loves to spend time watering her garden, painting, making cards for people, helping me in the kitchen, swimming, spending time across the street at Shannon's, and hangin' out with her cousins. She can, at times, hand out a little too much attitude...but I'm working on that. Most times she is as sweet as they come, so I can't really complain.
Have a safe and happy weekend...and I'll leave you with this shot. Appropriate "end"ing, yes?











































































































24 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

great shots:)
Glad you are ahving a good summer, we seem so busy too. A Hunan girl with attitude? How odd;)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE the pictures...
Lily is soooooo BEAUTIFUL...
SOunds like you have been busy..
But need to get Lily's little sister home ...
Happy 4th of July..
Love ya girly..

Michelle said...

That IS the perfect
ending! LOL!

My Hunan spice girl(Ella) does the same exact thing with me when it comes to photos and I also am pretty certain it is intentional. I have to catch her off guard to get a good shot.
When we had professional pictures done at Christmas time, I warned the photographer about her goofy faces when the camera comes out and do you know what? She cooperated and gave beautiful smiles like a little model...yep pretty sure it is intentional when I take the photos. : )

Love the picture of Lily on the slide...what a great smile!!!

Heather said...

Love her dress!! And the pic with you is so cute - our Hannah does it when the camera is around.period. She can be belly laughing and turns it off as soon as the lens comes into view!!

Lily gets more beautiful by the moment!

Best wishes as you get that paperchase down pat for no. 2.

Love,
Heather

JulieM said...

Happy 4th of July!! Love the pics of Lily and love her dress!

missy said...

Love all the pictures. She is too cute, spicy attitude and all : )

Happy Fourth of July to you all!

Steffie B. said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day....we did too...it was gorgeous out wan't it? Fill me in on your paperwork and how "long" of a wait is expected! I'm so excited for you! ;)

Kristi said...

Great 4th of July photos! I love the one of Lily on the slide.....you should pop that one in a frame! The colors are great! Lily looked so cute in her red/white/ and blue dress! Looks like you guys did have a great time. Keep us posted on your paperwork. Prayers are with you.

Mr.Brian said...

Well at least someone had a fun 4th.
I worked then just relaxed and read a book sitting outside.
And yes summer is flying by.Where does the time go????

Janet said...

I know JUST what you mean about the summer going by too fast! AAAAHHHH!!!!!!

PIPO said...

How CUTE!

What a wonderful way to spend the day :0)

Laura Nipper said...

Those are great photos of the 4th of July. Looks like you guys had a great time. Lily is just a cute as ever, even when she is giving you a hard time. Have a wonderful week my friend. :)

kerri said...

Glad you had such a nice holiday, the pictures are terrific.

Lady in Waiting said...

LOVE "the ending" pic!!! She's cute from either end!! :)

Paula said...

That is so neat that you have playfriends for Lilly right across the street. Glad you had a fun time on the 4th, Lilly's right, those booms are LOUD !!

Linette said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! Lily looks adorable in her little dress. :)

Beverly said...

Glenys does those kinds of smiles too especially when I ask her to smile for a pic.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

great pictures ... your hair looked adorable by the way and as always Lil is one cute spicy girl !!! happy 4th friend ... i loved hearing your voice the other day ... thanks for checking in on me !!!

Tiffany said...

Love the pictures and Lily is looking TOOOOOOO cute as always.
Love her dress also...

Happy 4th!

Steffie B. said...

have a great Tuesday! ;)

Panda-Mom said...

HI!! These like great fun! The one of you and her is sooooo great! ; )

darcie said...

i finally caught up on your blog a bit, and i looovvvvveeeeee it. lily has gotten bigger since we have last seen her, and if it is possible, even cuter. insane! what a fun time you have been having! we'll have to work on a fun time being spent with US next! miss and love you!

Denise C said...

Perfect pics...and yes...perfect "end"ing! hee-hee! She'll get cha for that one!
Love all the fun you guys are having!
I am soooo excited to "wait" with you as you bring home your next precious blessing!!!
Hugs to you sweet friend!!!

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