July 04, 2007

We went on our version of a date last night: dinner out with Olivia - the epitome of relaxation. I'm kidding...it was fine, but she is reaching the age where she requires a lot of jazz hands and spirit fingers to keep her entertained. She is always finishing her dinner about the time that ours are arriving.

We walked the Riverwalk over to the Hunter Museum to see the fireworks. I would have taken some pictures, but it is difficult to do so with a two-year-old glommed onto your neck. The first BOOM brought a shriek and a demand to be taken home.


2 seconds prior to fireworks - 3 seconds prior to screaming

We retreated a bit and she allowed herself to enjoy the show from there, even coming out with a couple of appreciative, "fireWORKS! fireWORKS!"


We went back to Hunter today for some promised toddler activities which, for the most part, did not materialize, but we enjoyed the museum and spent some time relaxing. It was a nice way to spend a day in the middle of the week and kicks off what promises to be an interesting 7 days for us: Paint the House 2007. Marc and I diverge wildly on how we see this venture: I will be amazed if we get everything done. AMAZED. He thinks that everything will be knocked out just in time for him to kick back and watch the Tour de France. We shall see.

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Anyway, hope that it was a good 4th for all. Here's my obligatory link to the Declaration of Independence, just in case you didn't get a chance to read or hear it read this year.

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Anonymous katiek said...

ooo, where did you get O's hat? I've been dying for a good hat for Eden and I just can't find one! It was fun seeing you guys again! and good luck with the house painting... whew!!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Paige said...


I got the hat at a great consignment store in Nashville. we have lost and recovered it about ten times. good to see you guys, too. hope you found something fun to do!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

O is adorable and you're so pretty!

Jazz hands are awesome for entertaining kids.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

thanks, shannon!

all we had from the evening were blurry photos, but I thought it was apt, so I went ahead and used them. we both look like we have two noses!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Olivia is simply adorable.
We boycotted resturants for a good 4 months. It just wasnt worth the struggle. Mind you we saved much dinero.
My 4th of july was great. So was my 5th, my 6th wasnt that great.
Take care.

9:52 PM  
Blogger courtney said...

this most recent post should be good for a laugh, based on your status as a parent. perhaps you even have a submission. (thanks for the update on your 4th. miss u)

4:05 AM  

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