First of all, it is SO hot here. I am not a happy camper when it is this hot. DISLIKE.
Our summer seems to be flying by. June was very busy and now that we are into July, the girls are keeping busy with gymnastics, cheerleading camp (Tahlia) and swimming. Next week, Jazzie will start camp at her old school and I am excited for her to be with some of her old girlfriends. From what I have heard, it sounds like they are going to do a lot of fun activities and I know Jazzie will have a great time. The other good thing about this is that I will have an entire week with just Tahlia. Since Jazzie will be gone all day, I plan on spending some real quality one-on-one time with Tahlia.
July 3 was Tahlia's Forever Family Day and I completely forgot. This is the first year that this has ever happened to me. I always remember both girls' Family Days and even though we do not make a huge deal about it, we usually go out to eat at a restaurant of the girls' choice and I make brownies. I stick candles in the brownies which the girls think is just for fun, but secretly I light them in honor of their birth parents. We were gone all day on July 3 and it wasn't until we got home late at night that I went to check my e-mail and realized that I had totally forgotten Tahlia's Family Day... I felt guilty for forgetting at first, but like a friend pointed out - every day is Family Day. Nonetheless, I made Tahlia her brownies the following day - much to her delight:
Did you hear that Holand is in the Soccer World Cup finals??? We will be hosting a soccer party here on Sunday and we will have a house full of crazy Dutch people here to hopefully watch Holland kick Spain's butt ;-)
With it being so hot outside, Jazzie has been playing a LOT of Monopoly. I am surprised she is not tired of that game. She plays it by herself all the time, but every now and then Daddy will join in...
Besides being a bit short, Jazzie still fits into her flower girl dress from Cera's wedding. Tahlia is not able to zip hers up any longer... Speaking of Cera, she is being induced on Saturday, so I will be a grandmother by the end of this weekend :-)
I will end this post with two more pictures from the 4th of July. I love that holiday. It makes me feel proud to be an American. I walked into our township's civic center yesterday and watched as an elderly man who was walking in front of me stop to salute the American flag. It made me tear up a little...