Trey had invited his best friend Alden and he was the first to arrive.....Trey says he always on time.....something about a saying he has; "If you're early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late. If you're late, you're left behind!". Yikes, I'd always be left behind according to Alden! He's a really nice guy though and we had lots of time to chat before everyone else arrived.
I had not noticed that my tub of cherry tomatoes had tipped over cause I was totally into what Alden was saying.....this was not a good thing cause even though I hadn't noticed it, Honey most certainly had! By the time I heard his snarfing noises, 6 or 7 of my yummy tomatoes were gone! I didn't know that Honey liked veggies as much as I did!
Not long after honey had his little appetizer, Trey, Christina and Faith arrived! O.M.Gosh, they looked super cute! I loved their outfits. They both told me that they had bought a new outfits for today. They both have really good fashion sense. I'd take their hand-me-downs any day of the week!
Even Trey dressed for the occasion but then, he's kinda fussy about what he wears. Most boys aren't but he always looks so swag.
We all gathered around the table. "Oh Mia, you did such an awesome job of getting everything set up!" Faith exclaimed. "It looks soooo yummy, too!" I was really happy to hear Faith's compliment cause I had worked really hard to get it all on the table. They guys sat right down and started to eat.....no shock there, right?
I told Christina about Honey's little snack prior to them getting there and she decided to try and distract Honey while we started eating. She was showing him a pine cone she found over under the trees and for now, he seemed content. However, it seems that Meatloaf took over where Honey left off......he was trying to be really stealth in sniffing at my tomatoes too! Little toot! I'm glad that I made sure the lid was snapped down tight. I wasn't loosing any more of my delicious tomatoes to these sneaky canines in the crowd!
Hollie arrived about 20 mins later and whispered to us girls that at the last minute, she invited her cousin, Charity. She asked us to make her feel really welcome cause she is kinda shy. "Well, of course we will, Hollie!" exclaimed Faith. "You know how I love meeting new friends! Tell us, what is she like?" Hollie told us that Charity has an identical twin sister named Patience. Charity is the quiet one of the two sisters. But even though she is quiet, she is a very caring girl that loves to do volunteer work with her sister and the other kids from their school. They both go to a small Christian School and are in 7th grade. Charity has a little dog named Sugar that she takes everywhere with her. A dog? Another dog?!?! Oh boy, I immediately thought of my poor tomatoes.....at this point, I was convinced that ALL dogs craved cherry tomatoes! PLUS, Hollie had brought her 'small but mighty' Boo, who was now running around and barking with Honey and Meatloaf. Yep, my tomatoes were surely doomed.
Pretty soon Charity arrived and Hollie ran to meet her. "Hey everybody! Come meet my cousin, Charity!" Boy, I was struck by her gorgeous hair! I love my red hair but hers was even more red than mine and it had beautiful long, soft curls. Ohhh, she was sooo pretty! And to think that there are TWO of them! Her dog really was little.....it fit in a tote she was carrying over her shoulder. It was so cute with it's little head sticking out of the tote.
Hollie introduced all of us to Charity and it didn't take long before we were all having the best time talking about school, friends, family and yes, we did talk a little bit about boys.....but not too much, I promise! The day came to an end way too fast and we promised to face time each other often since not all of us have texting. By the time I packed up the left-overs, there wasn't much left. BUT, I am proud to say that, YES, my tomatoes survived the furry guests and were only enjoyed but us humans, lol!
Even though it was a while ago, did you have a picnic for Independence Day? Or, did you do something completely different? What kind of foods did you enjoy? Did your furry friends try to eat your food? Hahaha! ~Mia ☮
Outfits & Accessories by:
Hollie's & Mia's outfits by GillyGals ~ Etsy®
Faith's & Christina's outfits by JanieJumps ~ Etsy®
Charity's dress & tote set by EverythingNice4Dolls ~ Etsy®
Trey's & Alden's outfits by Minipparel ~ Etsy®