Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lola was unimpressed...

A three-day weekend with beautiful weather, lots of exciting things happening around town - and my kid wanted nothing to do with it.

Not that she isn't adorable. But, she would have been much happier had we all stayed home all weekend long.

We started off on a good note, having lunch out on Friday and spending all day in town. Lola had fun shopping, although she got quite mad when we walked past the toy department without stopping (seriously, the child is getting awfully close to throwing tantrums...). And we had a good time driving around town and seeing what was going on.

Although by then, I think, Lola had had quite enough!

Saturday, we hung around home and played lots outside and inside. We, again, went out to eat -- and (drum roll) found that Lola got her first tooth! Finally! Yay!

We really weren't going to go to the fireworks, but Lola was wide awake at 9 p.m. and wanted no part of sleeping, so we packed everyone up and headed to the state park. (The fireworks are actually lit off in town on the other side of the lake, but we didn't really want to fight the crowds or anything, so we stayed near home.)

Ray and I brought the bug spray for ourselves, but kept Lola in her stroller, adding instead a barrier of mosquito netting, which Lola tried to eat.

Of the fireworks themselves, Lola was ... very unimpressed. She couldn't have cared less.

And, on Sunday - after Lola popped out her second tooth, she and I headed downtown for the parade. Ray isn't much of a parade-goer, so we met up with my friend Laurie and her granddaughter, Jada. The two girls have gotten together a few times now in recent months, and Lola always has more fun hanging out with fellow kids than us boring adults.

Then, it was time for the parade. And ... that did not go very well. It started out with the police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. All of which scared Lola. She was already kind of on edge because of all of the people, but when the horns got going, she was positively frightened.

The Shriners' go-karts didn't help matters, and by the time Ronald McDonald came by, Lola was screaming pretty good. But Ronald tried, even giving her some cookies, which she was at least somewhat interested in.

I couldn't even get one good smile for a picture.

Oh well. We tried!

Hope everyone had a great Fourth!
- Bethany :)

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