We had a very fun 4th of July. I have always enjoyed holidays- any reason to celebrate is always ok with me. However, since Emma has been born, I have been obsessed with making sure that she has the best holiday ever. I know she won't remember them, but it is important for me to celebrate them with her nonetheless (that, and the fact that I dont want to be the reason she ends up in therapy one day claiming that her parents dont love her and they never celebrated holidays).
We started celebrating on July 3rd. We went out to eat Mexican food for dinner at Cafe Aculpoco- yum! Then we headed out to watch the fireworks at the Levitt pavilion. My parents were there when we arrived and had saved us some good seats. Emma had spit up all over herself and I had left her 4th of July outfit at home (by mistake) so my mom immediately dressed her down to her dipe.
Passing some time listening to music and playing paddycake- does it get any better than this?
Happy girl hanging out with Nonni before the show started :)
Yay- the first fireworks went off!
Looking on in amazement- she loved the fireworks!!! Anything that lights up and makes noise easily grabs Emma's attention.
Posing with mommy :) We need to work on our night photography :)
Great fireworks show!
The next morning we went to Thrift Town to buy Emma some winter clothes for our San Fran trip. We had my family over in the afternoon for swimming, grilling and chilling :)
Emma and Nonni getting ready for their swim
Swimming time :) Emma looking a little petrified (and she didn't even know what was coming up next!)
Close up of Emma's cuteness in her hat (gifted from Norma)
Mommy and Emma on the 4th :)
Starbucks watching all of these people fawn over Emma- didn't he used to get all of the attention??
Craig and dad chilling out (probably discussing the flowers :))
Austin and Craig! Days after their 1st anniversary :)
Nonni getting Emma ready for her first real swimming lesson. Nonni picks Emma up like this and blows in her face
Then dunks her right under the water. I would say Emma didn't hate it, but also didn't love it. I was just glad I was the one that got to 'rescue' her.
Now my dad decided to get in on the action- ready Emma!
There she goes!
She preferred the backstroke
More her style!
Everybody watching Emma swim
Yummy hamburgers and sausage that Wes cooked us
A few veggies to go in there too
The cake Austin made- it was delicious :)
The group eating dinner. Emma playing in her office wondering why she can't have any yummy food. Next year girly.
Wes joining in on the Prochaska tradition of eating Whoppers on July 4th. Austin also brought along some Big Red :)
Emma says "I am dreaming about the year that I get to eat Whoppers"
Happy family- tired baby = successful July 4th
Emma- I hope you had the best 4th of July :) Cant wait to celebrate with you again next year!!!