The Fourth of July is very important to me because I absolutely love my country. I am proud to be an American, and I am even prouder my grandfather Daniel was able to make the journey here, alone, as a teenager to build his life and grow his family. I'm even prouder to celebrate the life of another great American that dedicated his life to our country while serving in the Army and touring in Iraq. We will always love, remember, and cherish Marcus' memory and my girls will grow up hearing about his life, his servitude, and his sacrifice.
|Mila wearing one of the buttons worn at Marcus' memorial service. I created the design as well as a few others .|
|Lola proudly wearing her Marcus dog tag.|
The girls enjoyed their first fireworks show and stayed pretty attentive throughout the show. Luckily for us viewing the show from our front yard was a plus!
Speaking of holidays, we celebrated a family holiday last weekend as well. July 9th marked 6th years married, and our first with our babies! We spent the day at home, and packed the girls up to join us for our anniversary steaks.
|We LOVE us some Saltgrass steaks.|
Afterwards we took the girls home and they stayed with the sitter while we VIP'd it at Cedric the Entertainer stand up show at the Verizon Center. We laughed until our tummies hurt. It wasn't your typical anniversary date (we are so NOT that couple!) but it was just perfect for us.
|The family I prayed for since I was a little girl.|
Here are the rest of the haps in our neck of the woods.
My babies LOVE to eat!
They are eating more and more baby food and oatmeal, and have began hand feeding themselves Gerber treats and their favorite, Baby Mum Mums. It's so weird to pick them up and give them kisses after they've eaten their Gerber's Lil Munchies because their breath smells like actual food and not formula. They are becoming more and more like little girls and less like babies.
I can't go anywhere without being followed. Of course I LOVE it (I feel so loved, plus they're getting harder and harder to carry at the same time!). Lola has a full on crawl going (and she's SUPER fast), while Mila still trudges along with her army crawl (but she crawls regularly on the tile). They are also pulling themselves up on large toys, the crib, couches etc and standing. I have a feeling we may have some zombie walkers before their first birthday.
|Look at those TEETH! Lola has two bottoms, Mila has two TOPS and two bottoms!|
As I said in one of my earlier posts we have family moving to our area soon, as in next week. In the meantime we have Joey's brother staying with us as he's started work at his new place. Here's a pic of the Lola butting in on uncle Mike's Facetime session with aunt Brittany and cousin Abigail.
Up next is some quality time with the family before our precious Summer draws to an end. We have one more month so I have to make it count!
Have a great weekend!