Happy 4th of July to everyone!
We had a fun 4th of July with our family here. We didn't do a whole lot - how much can you do when it's a million degrees outside, right? Just Kidding! My plans were to head to the beach, but that didn't quite work out, so we had a restful weekend at home, but it was still good since we had our family here to celebrate with us. Sakura finally met her cousin Zakkary! Yay. Now she's met all of her first cousins! We are excited that my brother and his family have moved into the same state and we can now share special memories together. By the end of the weekend, Sakura was enjoying Zakk's company especially shoulder rides (as you will see below). Sakura is saying lots more, and still her favorite word is NO which she uses quite regularly :( Sigh.....
Here are some (a small sampling) of the pictures from our weekend!
Sakura and Katie enjoying a few moments in the pool.
"Cheese" - you'll see this expression lots now, Sakura knows that you're supposed to say "Cheese" when a camera is out!
I 'made' this little shirt for Sakura so I had to get a picture (or should say TRY) of Sakura wearing it.
"Cheese" - can you tell she's saying it yet?
Sakura's 1st roasted marshmallow!
Sakura was SO cute when she got up and walked into the living room and saw David sleeping, she just about jumped up in the air, her legs bounced and she giggled and giggled...she loves her cousin David very much!!!
Her shirt says it all - Little Firecracker Sakura - 17 months old today!!!
Sakura is demonstrating the "hawk in the sky" - not bad for 17 months old! If you haven't seen it already, Sakura is doing the Hoedown Throwdown dance to Hannah Montana - her cousins think we need to record it and send it in to America's Funniest Home Videos - it is super cute, I wish I could capture it on video!
"Pop It, Lock It, Polka Dot It"
Blowing on her pinwheel
The older 'kids' spent lots of time playing X-Box, Wii, Texting, and lounging as you can tell!
Sakura getting into the X-Box game that David is playing.
Zakk and David playing Nintendo
Sakura's 1st Lemon Cream Pie - YUMMY!
Silly girl - this morning Zakk was sleeping on the air mattress, so Sakura decided to sit on the edge and bounce - it was too funny! Check out that bed head!
Geez, you'd think all Sakura ate was sweets - when in actuality I don't give her much! Grandma had a latte with whipped cream and guess who got some whipped cream?