Monday, July 28, 2014

Twelve in 2014: a portrait project

12 in 2014

Delilah: July 2014

Delilah is halfway to her 3rd birthday! Like most parents, I just can't believe how fast she has gone from a newborn to a wildly energetic toddler filled with excitement, wonder and a magnificent personality. We have been enjoying all things summer and the pool has been a big hit this month. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July weekend!

I love when holidays fall on a day that extends the weekend and the celebrations last all weekend long. Since I was a teenager, we have gone to the same local 3rd of July festival & fireworks. It was a different kind of night of festivities when I was a teenager and different again in my 20's as it is now that I am a mother. Now it's all about the little ones and it is a fun friends & family night. 

Last year my mom made Delilah an amazing 4th of July outfit out of vintage fabric that my aunt sent us. Her outfit was a huge hit last year. 

This year, my mom added an extra ruffle to her pants and her top still fit. I was so excited to get another year out of this outfit. Now I'm hoping that we can do the same thing next year. 

On the 4th we went to the 4th of July parade. Patrick's dad marches in the parade for the VFW which is always a very moving & emotional sight to see. The crowd claps & cheers as the men march down the street. Brings a tear to my eye every time. 

After the parade we spent the day at Patrick parents swimming, barbecuing and I may have taken a short nap in the sun room, ps... I'm still exhausted.

The rest of our weekend was spent having good times with our fabulous neighbors who always spoil us with their hospitality and wonderful family. I also managed to get a few more naps in and a little bit of shopping. 

I hope that your 4th of July weekend was filled with great celebrations.