Red, White and Blue Strawberries and a Patriotic Fruit Salad - both were a huge hit!
All the kids had a great weekend and were SO well behaved!!! They had a great time swimming and paddling about the pool - sadly my camera never left the pool bag! They got to see fireworks Saturday night from our back windows :) Sunday was spent at home playing in the yard and eating Chinese take-out, then napping and relaxing. And I just realized, I didn't line the kids up all cute in their 4th of July clothes and get a pic...might have to rectify that!
Monday, Mark worked in the morning and then due to the threatening thunderstorms we bagged plans to go to the Todd Lake :( We instead wandered up to Harrisonburg, by way of the Green Valley Bookfair - like we need more books. But we did find a few treasures and were grateful we were inside when the storms did roll in. We then went to Goodwill, found Finn 2 pairs of pants, much needed as his diaper was leaking [oops!] and I'm tired of having nothing but shorts for church. After that it was Chili's for dinner, gotta love kid's eat free coupons!!! At nearly $5 per kid...we'd never eat out if it weren't for the coupons and free or reduced kid's nights!!! And what outing is complete without a run through Target?! All the kids, except Fia, fell asleep on the way home and were transferred to their respective beds for the night. Sofia stayed up for a bit with Mark and I and watched fireworks from the back windows again. We were very grateful that we can see at least 5 different firework shows standing in our kitchen!!! 9-10pm is just too late for us and them!
Our week has looked pretty much like this....
There has been outside time, girls playing (mostly) quietly in their bedroom, Finn tootling around and Mathilde babbling and drooling!
Exclamation of the week - Sofia has decided she will be both a baker and a paleontologist when she grows up. She will bake by day and dig for fossils at night! (who needs sleep?!)