Show & Tell #5 - Happy 4th 2008!


Show and Tell



We went to our traditional place for July 4th. A bit different this year--the youngest child we had ever take before was Michael when he was 2 years old. Willow is only a little over 2 months old--and she was such a trooper! Everyone kept coming up to us saying how cute she was and asking about how old she was, etc. Upon hearing what her name is, everyone says what a beautiful/interesting name it is. Basically,she was unwittingly the center of attention, and after so many years of trying for her--it felt really GREAT! Especially since last year, we were doing this!

She had a good day, wearing two new outfits (thank you, Nonnie and Aunt Pat/Great Grandma Kaylor, respectively).










Michael had a lot of fun, especially since he got to play lots and lots of video games at the arcades, while mom and/or dad dealt with Willow.

I nursed her twice while there--once in a Nursing Station (which was just a small room next to the family restroom--it had a rocking chair, a diaper changing station and a wash basin--and no friggin' air conditioning--the day was not too hot, and the most I sweated was in that room!). The next time I nursed her was in our car--ah, air conditioning and radio! Also: SHE TOOK A BOTTLE! On Wednesday and Thursday at daycare she took a bottle of breastmilk (2 oz each time, but still!!). Today, it was about 3 oz of instant premade formula! So, my baby is growing and adapting!! :-)

We stayed about seven hours and decided that we did not think we/she could deal with another 4 hours until fireworks...which is a-okay with us---there is ALWAYS next year!!

At home, we had Chinese food, watching the Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi (another tradition), Michael was put to bed, Willow snuggled with dad (who's birthday is July 5th).

Michael and I having fun...






Michael liked the bumper cars...


A lot...


Riding them the most of any ride.


Comments

Neenie/PawsNY said…
Happy 4th! Looks like you guys had a blast and thats great!!!!!! Willow is a doll- she is gorgeous and her rainbow dress is to die for!
Happy birthday dad and good call for the Chinese food (yum!!!!)
Sam said…
Love that stripey dress, it looks great and kind of makes we wish we could still dress as funkily as adults!!! I think that I'd get fired if I tried to show up at work like that!!
Wishing 4 One said…
What an awesome 4th you all had. Isn't it nice to have a yearly tradition, I miss those from growing up. I hope someday I will have kids of my own to start traditions with. Thanks for sharing your special family time, looks like it was a great time by al. And Willow is super duper super cute!
Joanna said…
Ok, you just took me on a huge flashback! I grew up in Mass. (Pepperell) and lived there until I was 15 years old. I used to go to Canobie all the time!! I even went on a school trip before I had to move out to Minnesota with my parents. So it is one of the last vivid memories I have of 'back home'. Yes I still call it back home 17 years later! Even though I have made a life out here as an adult and have a family of my own, New England will always be 'home' in my heart.

Looks like you guys had a great time! I know I've mentioned it before, but I love that name Willow!
Melzie said…
I *LOVE* that rainbow striped dress! Adorable!! :)

Glad your 4th was fabulous!

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MamaSoon said…
Those are beautiful clothes. She is absolutely adorable. Willow is a lovely name
Jeffrey said…
Aw, what a cute rainbow outfit. Bumper cars are great. It is so much fun when they finally get big enough to go on them. I remember taking K to our cities summer carnival when she was two months. We go for the entire day. Nursing discretely behind the stroller. No nursing rooms there. Car to far away. S is big enough to go on rides that scare me now. I just try and not think about how far she is off the ground. That's great about the bottle. Our cat Tim died last Friday.
Kimberley said…
What a great time, those outfits are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Kim
docgrumbles said…
Sounds and looks like a fun day!

Willow is adorable, especially in the rainbow dress pic with one hand over her face!
Gymboutiques said…
looks like you everyone had fun! I love the striped dress on Willow. she's growing fast.
Lori said…
Looks like a wonderful holiday weekend.

Your children are beautiful. Can't take my eyes off Willow.

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