The girls and I went over to my moms one day to look at all my old toys, and bring some of my old American Girl dolls and their clothes home with us. My dolls hair was driving me nuts because of how ratty it was, so looked up online on how to fix their hair...I couldn't believe how well it turned out! Their hair is silky smooth now. It was a big deal to this American girl doll loving household!
I am constantly getting comments on how tan Claire is. Her coloring is so striking, and so beautiful. How about her rad gloves she insists on wearing all the time?! She is also gotten so particular about what she wears. With Lilly, we could always buy her clothes and know she would love them and wear them. Not Claire. She wants to always pick out what she wears, and it rotates between about 5 outfits. Kind of drives me nuts! We have so many cute clothes, and she wont wear them. Her excuse..."Mom, I am saving those shirts so they don't get dirty"...right. We got a good chuckle out of that comment. That was her excuse so she wouldn't hurt my feelings in saying she didn't like the outfit I picked out. Quirky little thing!
Every night when I go in to kiss her goodnight, she has tucked her favorite "softies" in for bed. I love it.
With her favorite pool toy. Seriously, she treats this dumb thing like it is her blankie...she loves it! Random!!
We had a great 4th of July. The girls at the end said "This was the BEST 4th of July EVER!"...and I think they really meant it. It was a long day, but a fun day. It started off with me being in charge of the primary parade at our ward breakfast. We never go to it because last year we were out of town, and the year previous we were moving....and my mom always has her 4th of July breakfast. So, the girls were jazzed about going and about decorating their bikes for it. We had a pretty good turn out too! After that, we headed over to my parents for the tail end of their party. The girls got to go swimming, and Claire was anxious to show Anton how good she was at swimming. Pops got into the pool, and that was a favorite thing for all the grandkids. At one point we wondered if we would need to jump in and save him...it looked like the kids were going to drown the poor guy! He is such a cute Pops...there is a million things he is good at, but being a grandpa is one of his best. After swimming, we headed over with all the guys in the family to my Granny's to help clean up her yard. She is getting so frail, so it was good to go and help her. She adores Anton, and was so happy he offered to come and help her. I love that Anton does those kind of things. It was his idea to go over, and rounded everyone up to go help. I love him.
After that, we stayed home for the rest of the day. I made blue cheese burgers, we ate ice cream then headed outside to start the firework show! Anton and I both said we think the girls loved this holiday as much as Christmas...it's been a while since we have seen them that excited! Some of our nieghbors came over to light fireworks and then we sat up our chairs to watch our other neighbors firework show...which is amazing. Next year we want to pay him to buy more fireworks and light them off for us! It was a great 4th of July. I have loved this holiday since I was a little girl, so it is fun to see my girls love it as much as I did growing up!