Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sandija's First 4th of July!

We began our day picking blueberries are our neighbors' blueberry farm.  Sandija was very focused and content buzzing around from bush to bush and filling up her bucket.  She told us that blueberry bushes in Latvia are smaller than in the U.S.

She picked almost a gallon all by herself!

Our sweet neighbors let the girls choose a handmade scarf to take home.

When we first got to the parade, she said, "No like.  Go home, Mama" because there were just a lot of people.  But as soon as the parade began, she fell very quickly into a happy excitement.  In this picture, you can see the word, "Mama" forming on her lips.  She pointed out every exciting thing she saw!

Some of our friends had some puppies at the parade, and Sandija fell in love!

And here's the whole crew just after the parade (the bags are full of parade candy that they caught).

Daddy Bear took 4 out of 5 of the children to see the fireworks with friends, while I stayed at a friend's home across the street with our youngest child who has sensory issues and would rather not deal with the noise.

Look at this girl's face during the fireworks!!  She had the BEST time.  She said that in Latvia the fireworks are not good but in America, they are very good!  When she came back, she ran to me, screaming about how beautiful the fireworks were.  And "I missed you, Mom!"  

Ice cream!

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