Evangeline has this thing about loud noises...so we found a great solution that she LOVES. I wasn't sure how the fourth of July was going to go but she was able to enjoy the fireworks in style.
I am not exaggerating when I say this: EVERY time we lay her down for nap or bedtime she asks "No rain? No thunder?" She remembers the one time it thundered when she was sleeping and now she asks every time if it's going to do it again. It's been months.
Thanks to our neighbors we had a little firework show. It wasn't hot so we were able to get in a campfire as well. It was the last get-together with my grandmother before she went back to Florida.
We have spent a lot of time with the neighbor boys this summer. Here they were helping our neighbor pick up all his limbs after watching it get cut down.
AJ and I went to a wedding. We didn't manage to get a picture of us together but we did of this beautiful house where it all took place. This couple had the idea of donating money to a non-profit on behalf of their guests instead of giving out favors. BRILLIANT.
Every day Ari comes home from swim lessons and he teaches Evangeline in our little pool everything he learned.
She calls this her "swim soup". The glasses were a must.
We have officially been potty training for the past several weeks. Overall it's going great! We probably would have been done with it months ago if I had my act together or was motivated to add something else in to the mix! *Sigh* But sometimes I have to prepare myself mentally for parenting this child because I never know what she is going to do on her own or what is going to be a battle. She is our passionate, opinionated child. Love her.