Sunday, July 08, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy Birthday America!  We are so blessed to call America our home and enjoy the many freedoms it is easy to take for granted every day.  Our Fourth of July was kicked off by a spectacular ward breakfast and bike course in the morning.  The girls loved decorating their bikes and Charlotte went through the course many, many times.

Olivia still has some work to do in learning to pedal and steer.  However, she did love being pushed around.

Later, since Helaman was called into work, we had Katie and her friend over and had a burger and hotdog party.  Then we invited ourselves over to our friend Angela's house because we heard it was the place to be with all kinds of fun fireworks going on.  We capped it off by going to Frisco Square's fireworks show.  Olivia turned to me during the show and said, "I like this game, mom." 

Helaman has been working some nights this past week, so I thought we might go to the mall and grab some Chick fil A instead of making something at home.  Then I remembered seeing this recipe on Pinterest for Chick fil A chicken nuggets, and thought it would be the perfect chance to try it.  They were delicious, and Charlotte loved helping. 

Arboretum Field Trip

Our friend Anna invited us to come with her to the Dallas Arboretum.  It was a perfect overcast day for it - I am always afraid of being too hot or getting burned when it is sunny.

We walked around the whole arboretum, while Charlotte kept insisting that we look for the little playhouses.  We found a bunch and they loved them!

Along the way, though, I made them look at the cool glass sculptures on display, which they almost missed in their quest for playhouses.  This one in particular reminds me of Olivia's hair.

Afterward we had fun playing with Anna's play-doh dentist set and the girls loved following her dogs around and playing hide and seek in the house.  Thanks for a fun day Anna!