Finally, I decided we HAD to do something. And it had to be great!
So we Googled firework shows in the area and decided on New Braunfels (45 minutes north of SA). It's around the area where Ronnie grew up so he's always happy to head out the way. We stopped at Cooper's for some BBQ and having decided to go low carb that day (or maybe I was forced into by a fiancé who's tired of hearing me bitch about my weight. Maybe.), this place was perfect. We loaded up on some meat, a little cole slaw (like 3 bites. Boo.) and then I ate my weight in pickles. nom. Violet ate meat AND mac -n- cheese so I hated her a little in that moment. The guy who served us was super friendly and chatted us up about our plans and gave us some tips on where to watch the fireworks since the park where we were headed gets pretty crowded. He was so nice and his tips saved us!
We ended up in a church parking lot with the PERFECT view of the fireworks and minus the park crowd. Violet LOVED it. We loved it. Before the fireworks, she walked around the parking lot a bit and then she was in for the "pa" show of her little life! We're still not sure how or why she says "pa" for "light" but it's adorable and she's pretty much set on it for now. The entire time she kept pointing at the fireworks and then looking at both of us like "Are you seeing this?!". Cutest ever.
Mom of the year forgot her camera. So we have these fabulous phone pics. Ah well.
I just can't believe how quickly she's growing and what a little toddler she is. I looked back on last year's July 4th post and at the end of it, I said "I get in weepy mom mode when I think about how much older and different she'll be next year! :(". I'm amazed at how that "next year" got here so fast. And the same sentiment rings true for next year - we'll have a nearly 2 1/2 year old by then. Insane. (Hold me.)
|pictures from July 6th. Same outfit. Because I'm an awesome mom.|
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