Monday, October 22, 2012

Fourth of July

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought there isn't a more appropriate time to post about the Fourth of July!  Okay, so the two holidays don't really have anything to do with one another, but that's just how far behind I am in blog posts!  I blame my tardiness on computer issues, which is half true.  The other half???  Well, I guess I'm just lazy.  Nonetheless, here we go....

With our new found love of visiting Lolli and Pop's house, we decided to make a day trip down to Lawton to celebrate our country's birthday.  We started our day off by grabbing a bite to eat.      

Layla: "Hey, sis, are you getting the fruit cup or fries with your kid's meal?"
Jenna: "What do you think?"

After lunch, we headed to a super fun playground at Elmer Thomas Park.  Unfortunately, it was way too hot, so our park trip was short lived.  

Layla: "I'm such a good driver!"

Jenna: "Only cool kids can cross this bridge!"


Back at Lolli and Pop's, the girls provided a little afternoon concert.  

Jenna: "Sing along if you know the words!  It goes a little something like this...A, B, C, D..."

Each number ended with a little self applause.  

Eventually, the girls hit the pool.  Looking back at these pictures is kind of funny because this was back when the girls were still getting acquainted with the water.  Jenna was really getting brave!  

Jenna: "This is fun, Daddy!  I'm feeling pretty confident!"

Jenna: "Look!  I've mastered the back stroke!"

Jenna: "Catch me if you can!"

Jenna: "Marco!"

Just another island in the stream. 

Of course, the Fountains of Bellagio continued to be a main attraction!

Layla, however, still preferred the view from the cheap seats.  

Layla: "Wow, sissy!  I'm so proud of you!"

Layla: "Who needs a stinkin' pool?  I've got floaties to play with..."

 Layla: "...I can dip my toes..."

Layla: "...and I can get my Lolli all to myself!"

Regardless of whether you got in the pool or not, EVERYONE earned a popsicle!

"Well, this is refreshing!"

Time for a little bubble action...

Total concentration...

Jenna: "Well, look at that...I continue to amaze myself everyday!"

Jenna: "Let's not forget why we're here today, folks!"

Layla: "Can I get a 'God Bless America'?!?!?"

 At some point, we called an end to pool time and got dressed again.  

Jenna: "Yep, I'm pretty stinkin' cute!"

Layla: "Hmmm, I wonder what all the big people are talking about over there."

Of course, you can't allow two toddlers to be around water for too long before his happens!

There was no turning back!

Little Layla checking out nature in her most natural form.  

After a ridiculously short nap (for only one), we got geared up for the Lawton Country Club fireworks display.  

"We're dressed like a flag, all tatted up, and have our glow necklaces...I'd say we're ready!"


When we arrived, the girls had a blast just running around the course.  

Aside from the fact that they could've totally fallen into the gully below, 
I thought this made for a pretty cool pic!

Eventually, they found their seats on the #10 tee box and waited for the sun to set!

Our only family pic to prove we were all there!

After the fireworks, which the girls liked (not loved), we loaded up in the car and headed back to Norman.  We got home around midnight and, of course, after a few minutes of napping in the car, the girls were wide awake.  Eventually, they settled into a nice slumber in their cozy beds, but don't kid yourself, they were up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to ring in the Fifth of July!  It always works like that, doesn't it?  

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