Our 4th of July weekend was full of fun things with Claire!
Saturday afternoon, Connor and Anna came over and we all swam in the pool and ate pizza on the deck. This was Claire's first time in the pool and she loved it!
Sunday, we went to Claire's first 4th of July party at William and Christopher's house right down the dirt road from us. We got in the pool, but I think it was a little overwhelming for Claire because there were so many people. William and Christopher swam right over and were so enthralled with Claire. Their mom said it was a good thing because they will protect her like big brothers as they get older, and will run all of those city boys away! Trent was a little concerned that the boys were already flocking towards his baby girl and she's only 9 months old... Too funny! Claire wore herself out, so she decided to take a nap at the party with the river breeze blowing on her while momma and daddy got to enjoy some wonderful food.
Monday, Claire and I attempted the grocery store again. She didn't like it, but she did ok. I rushed around and got what we needed. Then after checking out, I saw they had Diet Pepsi on sale! Ugh! So we unloaded the groceries in the car and ran back in to get the drinks. I am so glad we did because we ran into Samantha and her grandmother! Samantha's mom and I were best friends growing up. They now live in Georgia, but Samantha was up staying with her grandparents for a few days. I HAD to get a picture! It seems so strange to see our children together, and brings back so many memories! Samantha's mom is actually the one who introduced me and Trent.
We had planned to swim again Monday but it was so hot, then the smoke from the forest fires blew in. So we just stayed inside most of the day. Claire was sad that the holiday weekend was over.
But I told her we could do it again next year, and she was ok with that!
We hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July! Claire also had a new baby cousin born this weekend, Dean Everette Stephens. She hasn't been able to meet his brother or sister yet because they live in Texas, but hopefully one day they will get to all play together! He was named after Claire's great granddaddy Everette (who Claire was gardening with last week). GG Everette is also having surgery this morning, so please keep him in your prayers. With us being NC State and Duke fans, we won't say where he got his first name from..... ;)
The Scott Family