4th of July, Starring Camryn

Camryn had the rare opportunity to play only child for a few days this week.  The boys left on Friday morning for their big Colorado adventure with Nonny and Pops.  I can’t even tell you how excited they were about this trip!  I haven’t had a chance to talk to them yet, but according to the voicemails, the drive went well and so far everyone is having fun.  I can’t wait until I get to hear all about their adventures!

Having only one child for 2 days was so weird!  I almost didn’t know what to do with myself.  My perspective sure has changed!  When I only had Connor, I thought life was busy (and pretty difficult, if I’m honest), but now on the rare occasion that I only have one kid with me, it feels like a walk in the park!  I think Camryn was really enjoying all the attention from me, Derek, and my parents.  But it became clear very quickly that she does not know how to play by herself!  She is so used to always having other kids around.  Luckily, we had plans on Friday night with Cindi, Matt and their crew, plus some of their friends.  We were supposed to go to an outdoor concert and fireworks show, but we decided not to go because it rained all day.  Everyone ended up coming over to my parent’s house, which was really fun.  Amazingly, we got a pretty good picture of all the kids there!


I also took a few pictures of Camryn in her 4th of July dress.  I love her hair in pigtails, and I am completely taken by her blue eyes!  She is my only kiddo with bright blue eyes, and I’m not going to lie…I think they are gorgeous!  I wish my eyes were this color!




Since the concert and fireworks were a no-go on Friday night, we went to a different concert /fireworks show on Saturday night.  I like that there are so many different places doing fireworks even before the actual 4th of July.   Camryn wasn’t quite sure what to think about all the crowds of people, but she warmed up after a bit.





When it came time for the fireworks, I wasn’t sure how she would react.  We’ve been a little bit scroogy about fireworks shows the past 4 or 5 years.  It’s just so loud and so late for our early to bed kids.  I love fireworks, and I knew we would get back into them eventually.  Judging by Cami’s reaction, I think our fireworks hiatus can be over!  She really liked it.  The noise didn’t phase her a bit.  She did say “lights off” several times before it ended, but she wasn’t really upset by them.  It was almost like she got bored.  Overall, I would say she enjoyed the fireworks show as much as a 2 year old can enjoy them.



As I write this blog, I am somewhere over the Pacific Ocean en route to Hawaii!  I am so looking forward to the time with just Derek.  It’s so nice to hang out with him, laugh with him, and remember all the things I love so much about him and all the reasons I fell in love with him in the first place.  I really did marry my best friend.  I am going to try and blog from Hawaii, just because if I don’t it will probably never get blogged!  I mean, I went to Germany last year and blogged only a tiny bit about our trip.  When I’m old I really want to be able to remember our adventures, both at home and on vacations.

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July!

One Reply to “4th of July, Starring Camryn”

  1. her eyes ARE gorgeous! have a great time in Hawaii, sounds like a great time to catch up with your hubby and enjoy a beautiful state

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