Monday morning, the four besties got dressed in their a.m. finery and got to experience the Brave read-along cd. It was received very well. I noticed that the girls were all playing Brave later that day.
Ro and Ree were at the pool swimming with the H family, so we zipped directly there (didn’t even stop by the house or unload the suitcases – except to dig for bathing suits) and reunited all of our little fish. They sure do enjoy each other’s company:
They played in the pool and then continued playing back at the house. Their collective energy level is mindboggling. One of my favorite things that they do is group-doctor whoever needs it. And believe me, someone needs it at least 2-3 times a day (even me, but I’ll tell that story later). One girl gets an icepack, one gets wound cleanser, one gets the neosporin, one gets bandaids. They’re a well-oiled machine:
The next day everyone got all festived up in their WelaWear dresses and we got ready to have a few folks over to the house for our 4th of July bash (which happens every year in our neighborhood on the 3rd).
(H2, Ree, Ro, S2, Hannah)
My mom brought over a tray of fresh Apricot Dream Bars for the party and I forgot they were there for a little while. My bad. Someone else, apparently suffered no such lapses in his memory... (I just happened to be there when this very first dream bar was being taken. No pic of the last one, because I didn’t get any!):
I’ll post more about the party and the neighborhood fireworks in a separate post (because I was hopping during the party – we had something like 65 people – so I asked D1 to be the party photographer. And now I just need to go through all the photos he graciously shared with me).
After all the partying and some kick-butt fireworks on the golf course, all of the girls got to have a sleepover in the playroom wearing their new Brave nightgowns. Squeal. They were so exhausted that they all fell asleep almost immediately. (moment of stunned silence):
And in the morning they watched Doc McStuffins and the Octonauts while I made them oatmeal:
Fun, fun, fun – with cute coordinating outfits that I can take pictures of. Hard-to-beat in my book.