As much as I love firework displays that are put on by the city with professionals in charge..... I really do not like the ones my neighbors blast off all hours of the night that sound like we are being bombed, and leave me cowering in fear that the house is going to catch on fire. We have had this issue on the ballot to vote against the use of fireworks in subdivisions, but it never passes. So for now.....we have peace and quiet. We were on a staycation the past week and just did a few outings in the city. One day we went to the Zoo with Katy and the girls and one day to the History Museum to see The Vatican Splendors. Sunday was my birthday and Katy and Brian and the girls took me to lunch and gave me some pretty cards. Our son had to work most of the day and came home with the beautiful roses in the photo above. I don't remember ever getting white or ivory roses before and they are really beautiful.
Here is a picture of our gorgeous little Kayla. Bob and I watched them on Friday night while they went to a wedding. Kayla will be 2 months this week and is cooing and smiling and moving around pretty well. She loves to be held and rocked and talked to.
Maddie is pretty entertaining and very talkative. I call her Hollywood Maddie sometimes because she likes to show all of these dramatic emotions and acts like she is a character on TV sometimes. I always want to capture some of them on video but she really doesn't like for me to have the camera on her. It must disturb her thought processes while she is creating. She loves coming to our house and we love that they live so close and can come over often.
Other than that, I have really slowed down with my blog visiting and posting and I don't really know why. Maybe just went through a blogging slump...but we will see if I can pull myself out of it soon.