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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Festivities

This year we had a very laid back 4th of July. We celebrated on Sunday with our friends, Matt and Sam. Joey grilled chicken that was yummy! Sam brought a watermelon over and we let Karaline try it. She LOVED it! {See pic below} They also brought some fireworks so after dinner we did a few. Karaline really enjoyed them. I wondered if she would like them or not, but as usual she handled the noise like a pro. She stared in awe at them. She even did her first baby sign for firework. I do not know the sign for it, but Matt was making a hand sign while saying fireworks and she copyed him! :) Love it!!! I hate that it gets dark around 9 because it's hard to stretch Karaline that long so she couldn't see the big ones. That just leaves next year though :)

In other news, her first tooth is breaking through. I wondered if it would ever come. She's been "teething" for well over 4 months. She's handling it pretty well, too. The only symptons have been a few whiney times for unknown reasons, less eating, and more sleeping.

Enjoying watermelon :)

Clapping for the fireworks

Look at that face!

Signing fireworks


  1. I love the excitement on her face! Are you doing baby sign language? I did it with Landon and it was a life saver. He was able to tell me what was wrong with him well before he was able to talk...it cut down on lots of frustration on both of our parts! Signing Time videos were also a great source that I was able to check out through the library.

  2. We had so much fun celebrating the 4th with you guys! It was a perfect day! :)