For the Fourth of July, Wai Po came to visit and we went to the botanical garden. Later we went up to the square and watched the parade. We enjoyed a picnic with the orchestra and bumped into Owen's friend TF from school. They gave each other a nice hug (see pix below).
One of Owen's favorite activities is pushing his stroller around himself. When we're walking around the neighborhood, this looks like a "phantom" stroller because he can't see over or around it. But he insists on doing it himself. If I adjust or redirect the stroller, he gets agitated, saying "no" and pushing my hands away.
In fact, he's in a "no" stage that we're hoping will pass quickly. In the morning, when he wakes up, the first thing we will hear is a series of "no, No, no, NO!" through the monitor. It's like he's practicing the best way to say no so that his parents will really understand.