After watching Olivia, Lily decided that she HAD to have a ‘lemony’ lemonade stand. Luckily, we were headed to the Jameses’ 4th of July celebration the next day with LOTS of people. Sharon was so sweet and set Lily up a stand and even got play money for her. She had a BLAST serving her lemonade. She even made 3 real dollars from the benevolence of an anonymous donor and Aunt Pat.
As always, the celebration was lots of fun… even when it was like this:
Since the Belton 4th of July fell on the 3rd this year… we had to come up with new ways to make Lily’s real birthday special on the 4th.
Starting with a living room sleepover on the air bed with popcorn and root beer… ‘ra-veer’. Lily chose to rent ‘The Squeak-quel" which ended up being “too scary” and “Tinkerbell’ for which she stayed awake until the bitter end. Not the best night of sleep in my life… but still lots of fun. Unintentionally… I think we’ve created a new Olson family birthday tradition.
Lily also, finally, got to open her present from Jeff and me. The ‘Makin’ Mudpies’ table that she wanted SO bad after seeing the commercial.
We decided to swap mud for sand to avoid it becoming the ‘Makin’ Ringworms’ table… as we have no fence and do occasionally see a stray cat … who we’ve affectionately named ‘Kirby Puckett’ and fed a couple of dino nuggets once.