Keana experienced her first 4th of July yesterday but it was really like any other weekend day out our house. We all slept in…sort of. I mean, in the end Keana and I woke up around noon-fifteen, but before that, she and I were up at 7:45 a.m. with a diaper change, a little conversation, and a sampling of Stravinsky’s Firebirds. Then when she got hungry, we went back down to see Mama about a little breakfast. We all fell back into blissful sleep until mama woke up for a little alone time while Baby and Papa slept in. Keana and I woke up about the same time and it is truly an amazing event when this baby wakes up. First she kicks A BUNCH, then strrrretches, wiggles her arms extremely fast, then kicks some more, all the while grunting and sputtering like an olympic weight lifter. Just for fun I tried her wake-up routine and, needless to say, it proved just a little too much for my “older” constitution. (And I think it kinda scared Keana.)
We had a nice leisurely breakfast and discussed the possibilities of attempting to see some fireworks. Tia Lucy showed up with way too much food and not long after, Tia Iana showed up with way too much food. Not only that, but Lucy brought a sheik, little kitty doll for Keana. We were certainly spoiled yesterday.
I grilled up all the food while the four princesses chatted away. By the time 7:30 p.m. rolled around we were stuffed with so much BBQ chicken, veggie chili dogs, and strawberry shortcake, that we weren’t even thinking about fireworks anymore. After cleaning up the kitchen the Tias hit the road early and the three of us were left very sleepy, but quite content. No fireworks, no parades, no street fairs- just good company, good bbq, and a good time.
Mama making Keana laugh. She’s starting to laugh a lot more and we can’t stand it!
Gettin’ some tummy time with Papa.
Talkin’ and laughin’.
Keana holding her new kitty doll that Tia Lucy brought her.
Happiest baby, the sequel.
Tia Iana and Lucy with their favorite bambina.