Our neighbors, the Brolicks gave a great idea for watching the fireworks at the Jenks bridge. Last year they went to dinner at Waterfront grill in Jenks and had dinner on the patio and watched them there. They got to park in their lot and sit down and eat and relax and not deal with the crowds or finding a place to set up on the grass. So that’s what we did this year. We rolled right in, told the security guard at the lot we were there to have dinner, parked and went straight in. We decided to eat inside, along the glass wall, since it was pretty hot outside and once the fireworks started we got up and went outside to get a better view. Eva wasn’t scared of the loud booms at all. She was excited and mesmerized by all the pretty colors.
It’s July 4th tomorrow, but we don’t have any major plans. Daddy took a half day off work, to come home early and get the holiday started. Noni came over to see Eva and her sisters this morning. Eva is biting again like she’s teething, but her two fronts are already in. This evening daddy took big sisters, G and O to the neighborhood swimming pool and we were the only ones there! I guess everyone else has already left for the lake or vacation. Having the entire pool to ourselves made swimming even more fun!
We couldn’t decide where to go for dinner this evening. The girls wanted to go out, but Eva is still a little sick from her shots on Tuesday. We loaded up the car anyway and decided to see if we could make it work out. Unfortunately, as soon as she was in the car seat, she was crying full blast. We decided to go through the drive-thru and just sit in the car instead of trying to go inside a restaurant and eat. Gabriella and Olivia got Eva calmed down and played with her between bites and it ended up being kinda fun. It was almost like we were on a road trip or out of town somewhere.
Eva’s had temperature all day today, after her shots yesterday. It was up to 102 at one point. That’s standard for the day after shots, but it doesn’t make it any easier to see her whiny and uncomfortable all day.
Today was Eva’s 4 Month check-up. It was 5 weeks late, but her doctors have been busy and we have had a hard time getting her in. She’s doing great and is in the right place with height, weight and head size. She was all smiles on the scale (15lbs, 6oz) and even when the doctor checked her out, but of course that all turned when she got her shots. Poor little thing.
Aunt Stephanie invited us over to her new house today to swim. Mama took Eva and big sisters to Jenny’s house to swim a couple weeks ago, but Eva didn’t get in the water. With daddy there this time, we thought this would be a perfect time to get her swimming. With no one else around, just us, Aunt Stephanie and Gammie. She loved the water. We kept her out of the sun for the most part, but she took to the water like a little fishy.
It’s like they always say, you can spend tons of money on toys for kids, but it’s usually the simple, free stuff that they love the most (cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, etc). Eva’s new favorite thing fits the bill perfectly. In desperation to get her to stop crying, we gave her a plastic spoon and she loves it. It’s kept her happy and quite and there aren’t even any sharp edges. We may need to buy these in bulk at Sam’s next time we’re there!
It has been a while since Gammie has gotten to see Eva and the girls, so she came over to have dinner with us tonight. Mama got Eva ready and dressed her in the cute pink princess dress that Gammie got for her. She was so happy to see her Gammie.