Saturday, July 05, 2008

Rain, puppies, and fireworks...

It was a fairly quiet fourth of July around the house. No company, no barbeques, no homemade ice cream--just the three of us doing "weekend" stuff.

We were thrilled to get a MUCH-needed rain shower. Lindy was so excited, she asked if she could go play in the rain. My first instinct was, "uh NO." However, since it was such a welcomed sight I let her go stand in it. She was overjoyed to be out in it.

It didn't last long but she did get soaked.

After we got her all dried off, we visited our friends whose dog recently had puppies. Lindy loves dogs so seeing puppies was a big treat for her. Daddy stayed strong and didn't succumb to Lindy's joy and the teensy bit of salesmanship taking place. Here she is holding "Gregory."

After puppies, we went to have a good old-fashioned burger and fries for dinner and then headed off to stake a place to watch fireworks. While we were waiting for it to get dark, we walked around the Shops at La Cantera and enjoyed the lovely weather. Thankfully, the rain had cooled it down quite a bit and made it very comfortable.

This was the first time we had taken Lindy to see fireworks. As we waited she was very excited for them to start but a bit apprehensive because she knew what they were from Ni Hao Kai-Lan. Once they started, she did great and really seemed to love them. I heard her exclaim several times, "they are soooo beautiful!" This morning, that's all I hear her chattering about, so I think they were a hit for our own little firecracker!


quilt'n mama said...

Great pictures & Happy 4th!

Tonya said...

I'm so glad you let her play in the rain.:) She will remember some of that little stuff. It will be what makes Lindy.. Lindy.


Kate said...

Oh Lisa....such sweet pictures!!! The one of Lindy smiling in the rain is just lovely....she looks so happy and just content!! There is something so dear about LIndy that I can't put my finger on....but I just feel like I want to scoop her up and hug her!!! What a happy little soul!!!

The dress is fabulous!!! LOVE it!! I am glad it rained and that you had a quiet...but fun 4th!! Sounds dreamy and just perfect to me!! That's the stuff, ya know???

I might have caved on the puppy thing BTW....Jim has to keep me on a short leash around pet stores, if you know what I mean....Bwahh ha ha ha.....

Lots of love to you!!

Ginny said...

Hi Lisa,

What a wonderful post!! It was SO good to hear your message on Thursday! I hope we can try reaching each other again soon. To my NJ ears, you do sound a tiny bit Texan. ;) Ha!

And what a beautiful daughter you have! She's just glowing in the rain, and holding the puppy, and watching the fireworks.

You are a lovely family.


Jill said...

what a relaxing way to spend the day. i hadn't thought of la cantera for watching fireworks although i bet it was a popular idea.
lindy looks cute with the puppy. i think she needs one~

The Oswalds said...

So cute! Love Lindy's dress! Looks like she had a ball in the rain. Happy 4th!


sara said...

I love Lindy's dress!! And I would have SOOO caved on the puppy. Maybe it is part of nesting, waiting for a baby - or seeing Lindy's delight!! Oh yeah; we'd have walked out with Gregory!!

Amanda said...

Her dress is so cute! I'm glad you guys had a good weekend!

Linette said...

What great pictures Lisa! I love the one of Lindy soaked from the rain.:) Her dress is SO cute too!
Glad you had a nice weekend.

Heather said...

Great pictures and playing int he rain, well, that is simply COOL!

Her little outfit is precious, just love it. She couldn't talk you into taking Gregory home???

Thisis a great post, filled with all the good stuff, ya know? Right down to the french fries:)

Love ya girl - glad it was a good one.


Jcbaron99 said...

a nice quiet weekend sounds so nice! my kids LOVE to play in the rain - as much as I WANT to say no because I don't want to clean up after it.
Happy 4th!

Michelle said...

What cute photos. I love her dress!

sara said...

I tried to email you back, but I was not an "approved" sender :)


I had a hard time believing those pandas were real they were so ADORABLE!!!! I love them!! Thanks for sending me some cuteness :)

Your comments are very sweet! I am so grateful for Moms like you, who have been there & done that, who are willing to share their gorgeous daughters & their journeys to them (not to mention the perils of parenting!!) It is just so uplifting to know that ONE day (yes!!) we, too, will have our daughter home from China!

Continuing to pray for a Miraculous China speed-up!! The Olympics are almost here!!!!


Sheri said...

Glad you had a great 4th! Love Lindy's very cute and festive dress.

Jill said...

I'm glad y'all had such a fun and relaxing 4th! I was in SA and we didn't do much either. It was kinda nice!

The puppy that Lindy is holding is SO cute.

Kimber said... and Lindy look so cute in your red white an blue. I love that she played in the rain. My boys LOVED doing that! The puppy is adorable too.

Thanks for all you nice wishes on the flying and the trip to Di's. I wish you were there too:)


Lexie said...

Looks like y'all had a great 4th of July! LOVE the pic of her and the puppy.

mommy24treasures said...

oh what a fun day. SOmetimes just family is perfect. Love Lindy's dress. Mine love to play in the rain...
The puppies are darling:) It had to be hard to say no!;)

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

SO cute~ Great pix!

Little Patch of Heaven said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Quiet is always nice - great family time.

Karen said...

Great photos...Lindy is just a doll! Looks a wonderful 4th of July. Hope you all are having a wonderful summer.

PS: Love her dress!!


Lexie said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words! You are too kind. I can't wait to get to know you and your sweet family more...and I am sure we will with the girls being so close in age!! Lots of play dates ahead! :0) Can't wait!!! Karleigh Mei will be so blessed to have so many little friends her age...and each of them so sweet!