Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

In the morning we visited a great Farmer's Market for the first time here, and everyone got to pick out one item to bring home. Vivi found some delicious local honey (and so cheap!) and we had a nice chat with the beekeeper who showed us pictures of their hundreds of beehives. Tonito picked out fresh tomatoes, and said that he wanted pasta with tomatoes- yum. I picked out some grainy bread, and Tonio got yellow tomatoes. We couldn't resist ripping off chunks of the fresh bread and dipping them in the honey for an early lunch- heavenly. We were, of course, dripping with sweat and decided to head back to the house. After more lunch and a nap, we went to a great red, white, and blue festival with Tonio's co-worker's family, and several other families. The kids enjoyed rock-climbing, slip-and-sliding, bouncing in the moonwalks, listening to the concerts, running around with glow-sticks, and eating a ton of picnic food. By the end they were exhausted and all 3 asked if they could sleep on the blanket until the fireworks came (but they were too excited to actually follow through!)...

That's our apartment

Checking out the turtles from the bridge

Painting huge part of a mural

Mommy, can we sleep just a little bit?

Again, they fell asleep before we left the driveway of our friend's house. My babies were so tired!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like they had an amazing day! Love, Mom