There was a gathering at Aunt Patty and Uncle Lou's in Cincinnati today. We celebrated July 4th a little early this year, as not all of us can take four or five day weekends.
Once we finally coaxed her into the pool, Harper had a fine time floating with Elizabeth. She mostly enjoyed climbing in and out of the pool at the stairs. Harper let us all know that she preferred to be in control of when she was in the water and when she wasn't. Please note her fine mohawk hair (which is not a mullet!).
Harper also enjoyed just prancing around the backyard in her swimming get-up. We had to relocate her indoors eventually, due to a sensitive scalp and unwillingness to keep her hat on.
Fortunately there was plenty of fun to be had inside. Harper took Great Nana's walker for several spins through the hall.
Thankfully, Aunt Patty and Uncle Lou provided comfortable furniture for lounging on.
After dinner, Harper got some exercise on the basketball court in the backyard. She had a great time chasing the ball around and tossing it toward various relatives playing cornhole. Thoughtfully, she "counted" to three before she threw it at anyone. It's her way of giving a "heads up!"
Our wonderful day was tarnished only by Harper taking a spill on the basketball court. She tripped over her own feet and skinned her knee. She didn't cry when she did it, or when I washed it off. I guess Daddy is turning her into a tough girl after all. It bothered her most when she had to look at it in the car for 45 minutes on the ride home.
We missed Daddy today, but we're so glad to have Nana and Dziatku back in town!