We had a great 4th this year with all of our friends. I love the traditions we have started with our friends. First we went to breakfast with the Ewings at First Watch (LOVE), then we walked down the street to watch the Webster Groves parade. We ran into a lot of people we knew - The Martins, and my cute friend Jessica and her little boy (and her little girl on the way) - which makes me so happy. And seeing the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales without the InBev logo anywhere makes me happy too. Then at night we went to the Hill's house (a new tradition started this year!), and then to watch fireworks with the Nevil's.
I'm really glad that we have taken a lot of pictures of JJ the last few weeks because I will be able to look at them and remember what she used to look like. Before she took the safety scissors and gave herself an Appalacian haircut.
Luckily, my friend Greta's mom, Gail, was able to make the haircut cute and it will eventually grow back so that I can braid it again. :( JJ went pretty high up in some places in the front and the back, so it's amazing that Gail was able to make it this cute. She cried when she finally saw herself in the mirror. I don't think she realized how permanent her decision was going to be. That night she told Jeff that she didn't feel like JJ anymore.
She's still our little princess.