And watch movies and snuggle.
And have a fancy tea party!
And play in a fountain (in the fanciest dress she owns.)
We did have to say goodbye briefly so that Auntie could go to Charlotte and Boston.
But then she came back so that we could go to T*rget. Frequently.
And go shopping other places too, occasionally.
And spend a day in Chapel Hill.
And take car naps.
And spend a ridiculous amount of time at the pool.
And do lots of crafts.
And dressing up. And also making a costume for Lucy (who won "Best-Dressed Dog").
And be in the parade.
Thankfully, Auntie was there to watch the girls when Daddy's cannonball attempt sent him to the hospital for 5 stitches in his lip. Happy Birthday America!
At one point, Rory took over the face-painting booth.
And she was also in charge of the cooling-off committee.
We watched fireworks.
And played with sparklers.
We also took Auntie with us to the beach, but that's another story for another post.
Lily and Rory... Always remember how lucky you are to have the kind of Auntie who would give up a summer in Europe just to hang out by the pool, have tea parties, watch movies, read endless stories, play dress-up, help us make a doggie 4th of July costume, babysit during trips to the ER, go to Target almost every day, ride tiny indoor trains, cheer at swim meets even when kids refused to swim, snuggle a LOT, listen to endless arguments about whose turn it was, have sleepovers, go on bike rides, go roller skating, play mini golf, go to the beach, eat tons of ice cream, cruise with the top down, float in the ocean, and never complain once! It was the best summer ever, and she's awesome. And so are the two of you! xoxo-Mommy