Our 4th of July celebration started a day early with some special activities at RMH. They made American Flag snacks (break with strawberry jelly and bananas for stripes, and blueberries for stars) and fireworks in a bottle (glitter, pipe cleaners, and beads in water and baby oil). They also went on a hunt for stars hidden around the playroom and won some fun prizes.
Caleb obviously took the hunting very seriously...
On the morning of the 4th, we went to Port Discovery and were pleasantly surprised at how not-crowded it was!
Abby and Caleb both loved the car, although I fear the gender roles are already forming in these 2 pictures...
There was an awesome drumming room there, which both kids loved. The man in charge owns all of the drums and was so proud of his collection! It was, ahem, kinda loud, but they loved it!!
Abby's favorite place was the grocery store, where she "shopped" for quite some time!
She also really loved the infant and toddler room, which had some awesome gross and fine motor activities! They had several types of flooring to practice walking over rough terrain, and this peg board was perfect for working on fine motor skills! (Therapy lifestyle, folks! This is what we do!) Matt and I said we both want a therapy room like this in our house. Where's Extreme Makeover Home Edition?!
Caleb's favorite areas were the climbing structure (which I got no pictures of because I was climbing with him!) and the diner. He absolutely loved playing waiter and getting the food ready! Although, he dropped our food on the floor and told us to pretend we didn't see that. I'm pretty sure that's a health code violation, buddy!
For our Paw Paw!
After a relaxing family nap, we gathered some of our RMH friends and headed to the Inner Harbor for the fireworks!
We learned a few things about fireworks in the Inner Harbor...
Like, there are no bathroom anywhere, everyone walks in the middle of the streets like it's one big pedestrian zone, and it is cheaper and a million times easier to take a cab.
But it was still a fun night with friends, and a fun day in general!