There have been three holidays recently and I’ve now officially allowed enough time to pass since said holidays that I will be awarded the “Most Delinquent Holiday Post” prize. A dream come true.
Oh yes. We’re taking it that far back.
We started the weekend off right when Neighbor came by the house to take our yearly anniversary photo and some family photos.
Another big task that weekend was gardening.
We began the morning with presents. Kevin always goes to get Ava in the morning when she wakes up. They talk to each other, he changes her diaper, they say hi to Kiki and Rue and the baby in the mirror and then finally to me. On the morning of Father’s Day, I snuck into her room as soon as I heard her stirring and put a book (Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too) in the crib with her. It was her gift to Kevin for Father’s Day. :) Then he opened his other gifts (another book, a Shutterfly mug with lots of Ava pictures on it, and a framed photo of Ava) and we relaxed together for a bit.
We then celebrated with Kevin’s parents by going to Flying Star for breakfast. Ava wanted to show her dad just how much she loves him by grabbing his iced coffee and pulling it toward them as he held her. He got drenched and she surprised herself – didn’t know her own strength. Happy Father’s Day to Kevin – he’s just glad it wasn’t hot coffee.
Later she enjoyed a strawberry.
And the answer to her question, in my completely unbiased opinion, is no one. No one is cuter.
Her dad is adorable too and I’m so thankful that he is my partner in this life thing we’re doing. He is the best father to Ava, and I just adore him.
We road tripped down to Magdalena for a family reunion on the Saturday before the 4th. It was fun to see everyone! Ava met a cute little chick named Wylie and she really, really wanted to play with him more than he wanted to play with her.
On the 4th itself we met some friends for lunch. They have an 11 month old and it was nice to see them.
That night we grilled – steak and corn on the cob. Because ‘Merica.
Ava was on a naptime strike, which is why her eyes are sooooo red. Nothing could keep her from enjoying her steak and corn though.
The 4th also marks Rue’s birthday! She turned two. (I wonder how “they” know that the 4th is her birthday. I mean, she fell out of a tree in her foster home’s yard. Did she come with a little birth certificate?) Rue would like us to request that people NOT shoot fireworks off to celebrate her in upcoming years. She doesn’t like the noise. For once, Kiki and Rue are in agreement about something.
And that concludes the summer holiday recap. I’ll see you in January for a Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s combo post. ;-)
What’s your favorite holiday? Any holidays you just don’t like?