We had fun celebrating at Paul & Staci's house. They had already hosted 20 five-year-old girls for Kyralyn's first friend party, so a few families & fireworks = no big deal. Thanks for letting us hang out with you!
During the fireworks, I took Lynlee in the house to put her to sleep. After about 3 minutes, she was out, and we sat on the couch and observed everything outside. I could not see the fireworks, but I could see and hear Ellie and her reactions to them. It was so precious to hear her ah-ing and ooh-ing and telling Aunt Staci and Dad the colors she saw. Such a tender mercy to have these beautiful girls in my life. I was overwhelmed with love for them and their birth mothers.
I also realized in going through the pictures taken at this event that since I am most often holding Lynlee and the camera at the same time, Lynlee has gotten really good at grabbing the camera strap, and she also avoids getting her picture taken. I need to be better about making sure she is in more shots. I promise to repent forewith, baby girl!
|Ellie had a lot of fun blowing bubbles with Aunt Staci|
|...those first fireworks were a little scary...|
|I'm having fun now!|
|Dallin was our pro-lighter|
|happy baby, even when she is tired|
|Ellie is fascinated with Parker, and he takes good care of her|
|I realized I did not have very many pictures of Lou, so I handed her off after her nap, but it was too dark...|