This weekend we celebrated Independance Day at a local park with our dear friends the Oteros. We had front row seats and thanks to some fun glasses from Granna we had a wonderful time watching the show. We convinced Elizabeth to go by telling her it was a Quinceanera party for America (she's into Quinceanera Parties thanks to a Dora book she's been reading) and though she was stressed out at the first sound of fireworks, she calmed as I sang to her and snuggled her close and finally opened her eyes for the last 5 minutes or so. That was a big deal for her! Ruby loved the entire thing, lights and sounds and all and kept saying, "Happy Birthday America!"
As soon as it was over, Elizabeth sat bolt upright burst into tears and said, "I want to go home!.....that was so much fun!" She's an overcomer for sure. Happy 4th of July!