Joy-Belle, sporting the pretty pink ruffle dress that used to be Hopey's.
This year it's different. :o)
We finally decided on the position of the swing set and got it staked into the ground. The girls especially enjoy the slide in the evening, when it's surface has cooled from the HOT afternoon sunshine.
By the way, those 19 braids in her hair were worth the 90 minutes they took to do! I left them in for two weeks, sparing us the morning frustration and occasional tears that can result from brushing long, sweated up, summertime hair. It was also a really good time to have her hair "ready done" and not have to fix it each morning.