I thought I'd participate in this week's I Heart Faces non-competition theme, considering I still haven't posted any photos from our July 4th weekend on my blog.
As we celebrate America's birthday, we also celebrate Leila's July 4th birthday... this year our birthday girl turned 9.
This was Kara's first July 4th celebration in America. Last year, we spent Independence Day in Beijing. I think Kara thoroughly enjoyed her first July 4th - from watching "America's Biggest Small Town Parade" from the front lawn of her Nana's house in West Virginia and filling her parade candy bag with more than 300 pieces of candy to catching fireflies in the back yard and seeing her first real fireworks. To see all three of my girls holding American flags is something that always warms my heart.
And then there is Mia... my big four-year old who no longer needed constant supervision during this year's parade. She was able to stand alongside her sisters while we sat behind them and watched her fill her bag with candy.
Thanks to all of the brave men and women who allow us to
celebrate our freedoms on July 4 and every day throughout the year!!