Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Fourth

Yes, I realize birthday pictures still have not been posted (two months belated.)  Caleb is in charge of the birthday post - yes, I just called you out...

This fourth of July was a bit different than most.  It rained.  In Phoenix.  An early monsoon present.

Emmy started off her day in rain boots.  Enjoying the cooler temperatures while they last(ed).

Zoe joined her, but in flip flops.

We spent the day pretending we were on vacation - in Southern California or better yet, Hawaii - with the overcast and humid conditions. It was a nice change up for us Phoenicians.

At night, we broke out the sparklers. We thought for sure Zoe would be scared of them and not want to participate. But really, what were we thinking?! She's fearless. I'm pretty sure the only reason Emmy went along with the sparkler fun was because she saw her little sister attempting to set the entire backyard on fire and thought, "oh, that looks fun!"

Some fun pictures from our Fourth Fun in the backyard.

We relish these moments with our girls.  Every holiday, every birthday.  The lesson we've learned in taking nothing for granted definitely has it's perks.

At the end of the month, we'll be heading back east, to Philadelphia.  This trip, while we'll be spending a good amount of time at CHOP, will be mostly for fun.  Zoe has an appointment with the Neurocardiac Care Program and we get to visit with many of our friends - both physicians, care coordinators and fellow heart families whom we've come to know and love over the past two-plus years. 

I'm looking forward to being in Philadelphia again, to see Zoe running down the halls at CHOP.  What a surreal and exciting moment that will be!    


  1. Your girls are so darn cute! I'm sure you will have a blast seeing everyone in Philly! I can't wait to take a "fun" trip to CHOP =)

  2. This is so great! What awesome pics (seriously CANNOT believe how long Zoe's hair has gotten!) Happy 4th!

  3. Cute pics. Best of luck on your trip to CHOP!

  4. Love and miss the Lihns. Your princess warrior and her sister are getting too grown up; great to see. They are absolutely beautiful.