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Gabby's Favorite Holiday

Gabby loves flags and fireworks, so the 4th of July is officially her favorite holiday. This year Michael and I had her all to ourselves to celebrate and we really enjoyed indulging her every whim.  We started the day off by running late but making it just in time for Gabby's to ride in a wagon with her friend Alex in a small parade in a friend's neighborhood. 
It was only a 15 minute walk and the kids seemed to really enjoy waving to all of the people sitting on their front lawns watching the parade go by.
At the end of the parade there was a bounce house, sno cones, and hamburgers we all enjoyed while the kids played.  Once we arrived home Gabby was exhausted so we relaxed and watched a movie while we cooled down and then it was nap time.  

When Gabby woke from her nap we had a "surprise" for her (she loves surprises so I try to have one almost every day when she wakes from her nap).  Michael blew up a pool and filled it with water for her to swim in when she woke up.  She loved swimming, but only for 30 minutes then she was ready to do something new. 
 At some point during the day she enjoyed not one, but TWO mini be more precise to cupcake frosting tops. Apparently her favorite snack.
Once we were dressed again we went to the local 4th of July Festival.  Gabby ran into her friend named Hailey who was waiting (an hour and a half) to get her face painted.  She and Gabby played until it was time for Hailey's face painting. Gabby LOVED Hailey's face painting, but Michael and I weren't willing to wait so long for a face painting.  Luckily this sweet girl who was painting glitter eye lids said she was willing to try to paint kitty whiskers (which is what Gabby was yelling for). The girl didn't do a great job, she apologized, but we didn't care Gabby was in love with them, which was all that mattered. 

The cutest part was walking back to Mike's friends house Gabby meowed the entire way. We ended Gabby's day of fun by watching the beautiful fireworks.  Gabby sat in my lap and made me hold her tight while she said, "wow" or labeled the color of each firework. It was a great day!


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