Monday, July 7, 2014

Independence Day

Whew.  Now THAT was a weekend!


We had a visitor :D  Holidays are so much fun, seen through fresh eyes, don't you think?  Naomi had lots of fun at Grandpa and Grandma's, playing with Gunnar...


... reading with Grandma...


... enjoying a cupcake... "CAKE! CAKE! CAKE!" ...


... watching the grown-ups play games (Tate's tiara, courtesy of Naomi)...


... pretending to BE Tate (she seemed to be trying to replicate his CI processor)...



... and sitting on my parents' deck, watching the fireworks "BOOM!  Fireworks fall down! BOOM!" until she fell asleep in my arms.



Of course, her favorite person is Gunnar, the source of fun and toys and "piggy rides".


We also treated her to... "NUGGETS!"


I mean, what are the best aunties for, but a little spoiling?!

And - so nobody gets their undies in a bunch - that's all in the context of fresh air, sunshine, fruits, veggies, walks, trips to the park, and regular naps.  ;D

5 comments:

melanie said...

Looks like fun! There's more than one sort of spoiling, know what I mean? Carry on!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Melanie, I know we think alike! We do fun/special things with Naomi (like staying up late or fireworks and eating cupcakes) that aren't part of the normal routine (or diet!) around here. You can't spoil them with love.

The kind of spoiling that's gross is the entitlement/lack of discipline that we've all observed.

I have a good friend with two little boys. They have a LOT more money than we do, and those boys have way more toys and opportunities (trips, lessons, outings) than my boys have ever had. BUT, it's all in a context of love and discipline - the boys are really sweet. NOT spoiled :D

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Um, clarification... by "we've all observed" I'm not thinking of anyone in particular. Just that we've undoubtedly all observed that in our culture.

Don't want to get anyone's hackles up!

Crystal in Lynden said...

Great fireworks picture! And super cute kiddos!

Joyful said...

She is such a cutie pie! I can see why Gunnar is her best buddy! He looks like fun! Glad you all had a great weekend! :) Sorry I am so late getting around, I have been canning pickles, gardening, catching up on cleaning. You know the drill. :)