2014-2016 in the same spot at the neighborhood Fourth of July parade. We've gone from having a newborn, to having a toddler, to have a toddler and a newborn. Well I guess Ellis was technically with us last year, she was just in my tummy. I think I much rather have her in my arms. I'm certainly not wishing time away, but I look forward to seeing what our family looks like next year.I don’t know about you, but the anticipation of a holiday is almost just as exciting as the actual day. In the lead-up to the Fourth, we were decked out in our red, white, & blue. I love dressing these babies of mine. I LOVE it. I can only imagine what fun we will have at Christmas time (and yes, I’ve already started shopping for it ahhhhh!). My sister and I joke all the time that the best part of kids getting dirty is changing their clothes into something else cute before they outgrow it.
See I have a tendency to go a bit overboard.
I can’t even apologize because I’m not sorry and I will probably continue to do this every holiday for the rest of their lives ;-)This year, again, we went to our local neighborhood festival. We saw the parade, visited the petting zoo, explored the bouncy houses, ate watermelon & snow cones, had hot dogs and a picnic lunch. After naps we played in the pool in the backyard.
The Mr. and I decided that the Fourth of July is "Thanksgiving of the Summer". To go with our burgers and jumbo sweet teas, we had squash and zucchini (with bacon, duh!), succotash, deviled eggs, and vinegar cucumbers. That night we watched the fire works on TV after the babies were in bed (which is my favorite place to watch fireworks in Texas. A/C for the win!). That night the babies and the pups slept through the neighborhood fireworks, and all was quiet in our house.
I hope that you had an awesome long weekend with your family & friends.
I hope that you had lots of good food.
I hope that you got to watch fireworks.
I hope that you were reminded of how grateful we are to live in this great country.
I hope that your blessings were bright.