We had a low key Fourth of July. We started the day at the pool with friends and then came home and did nothing else! Well, we did stuff around the house, but we didn't go anywhere else. Actually, we didn't even see the fireworks. We thought we might be able to see them from our house, but we couldn't. Mackenzie had fallen asleep on the couch at 7:30 or 8:00 and we told her before she went to sleep that we would wake her up to see the fireworks, but when we didn't see any, we just carried her to her room.
Anyways, we started celebrating the 4th a day early when, Mackenzie and I had made our flag cake. I've been wanting to make one of these for years, but never have until now. It's just a white cake with vanilla frosting and then the fruit on top. I think most people probably use cool whip on top, but I'm not a huge fan of cool whip, so I chose something I knew I loved - frosting! ;)
As you can see, we didn't quite make 13 stripes, but that's ok, it's just a cake. We'll just pretend our flag represents the first 7 colonies rather than 13. ;)
Our next door neighbor brought us a really cool book last week and we've sang through it several times. Mackenzie had heard a couple of the songs in the book, but I had never sang Home on the Range, Yankee Doodle or America to her.
Since she loves flags, this book is perfect for her. We'll be keeping it out year round, not just during July!
At the pool on Wednesday morning, we saw some of our friends from church and had fun swimming with them. During the adult swim break, the girls sat on a towel and had ring pops for a snack. This is a picture of the girls showing off their colorful tongues.
We found the picture that was different...
We used a blue dot marker for our roll and graph exercise. We are still working on recognizing that she can use the numbers on the side of the graph to see how many times an image was rolled. She likes to count all of the dots...and that's ok. (See, I'm learning!)
I had never had blue jello before and it was quite tasty - I highly recommend! ;)
Anyways, so while we didn't get out of the house, we did stay quite busy. I hope all of you had a wonderful 4th of July. I'm looking forward to celebrating in future years when the girls will actually stay up late and we can go somewhere to watch the fireworks!