We had so much fun on July 4th, and I’m sure the girls would concur. Tootaw was also visiting for a few days over the holiday, so not only were we celebrating the 4th of July, but we were celebrating it with our (soon to be) fourth daughter!
We started our day bright and early (of course. is there any other way to start it with that many small children?) by going out to breakfast at IHOP. Of course the girls were thrilled to get smiley face pancakes, and I was thrilled that they were so eager to gulp down their eggs first.
Can I just stop here to mention that the looks that you get from people when you have four kids four and under are completely different than the looks you get with three? Everyone who saw us got wide eyed and started counting. I could see it running through their heads, “How is that even possible?????” It’s not.
Then we went to a parade with our good friends, the Ketters. It was super hot, but completely worth seeing the girls faces watching the parade, and watching them dance to all the marching bands.
Six very small girls (including the Ketter girls) makes for a lot of cuteness.
Sylvie and her best friend Elliana. Not a great pic of Sylvie, but that ornery look actually pegs her pretty well.
Hopefully this is the closest Sylvia ever comes to meeting a cop while living under my roof.
Later that afternoon we got together at our house for a barbeque. You can see all my cooking assistants lined up ready to help me.
Naomi hopped in the baby pool before we could even get a swimsuit on her – she loved it!
We had a great day. We planned on ending it with going to see the fireworks, but the girls were worn out, and meltdowns ensued long before the fireworks were supposed to start. We also had a great visit with Tootaw. We’re going to begin the transition of her moving to our house – the caseworker said she’d like to do a slow transition (whatever that means.). More on that later. Hope you had a wonderful 4th as well!