James and Owen (mostly) slept
We also celebrated with a cookout at my parents’ house.
Sophie helped prepare the green beans.
I practiced holding both boys at the same time.
Sophie loved the mama bird keeping her babies warm in a nest in a pot on my parents’ porch.
the boys in my parents’ pack-n-play
Sophie played with my childhood toys while Andy took a much needed (and much deserved) nap.
Sophie wasn’t a fan of the fireworks. (My parents live close to a large church that hosts a huge fireworks show each Fourth of July—making their backyard perfect for fireworks watching.) Here she is, back inside, still covering her ears.
Sophie fell asleep on the way home clutching her twin Cabbage Patch dolls.
“Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.” —Seneca