Summer is going to do me in, and I mean that in the best way possible. Our friends Jay and Stacy (who got married in January) arrived Friday morning to kick off another fun-packed weekend.
A couple of bounce houses and obstacle courses later, the girls were having a ball.
The skies started to darken so we headed over to Ultimate Ales to meet up with some more friends and grab a brewski.
This above picture obviously told us it was time to head home and put the girls down.
On the actual fourth, we chowed down on some breakfast casserole.
I LOVE being with my kids. I love the boat. But sometimes (all the time) boating with kids is the opposite of relaxing. I’m always picking some up off the floor, handing out snacks or singing songs so to just be able to head out on the lake, soak up the warmth, chat about adult stuff and even close my eyes was an incredible experience.
As luck would have it, we ran across Julie and Ryan out on the water- love them! We all floated and chatted for a long while, disregarding the rain that sprinkled occasionally and avoiding the large fish that seemed to be making the rounds and nibbling on everyone.
Unfortunately, that’s when my pictures stop, which speaks to the fun I was having. We got back home late afternoon and grabbed the girls to go swimming. We got them back home in time for some dinner and bed as Julie and Ryan arrived. Burgers, fireworks and hanging by the fire filled the rest of the wonderful evening.
Poor Koda is terrified of fireworks, so she stayed inside, but Julie’s adorable vizsla, Sadie, took to snuggling up with me and it pretty much made my night.
I woke up Sunday a little tired and in need of lemon water (I seem to have decided on vodka soda as my beverage of choice Saturday night and it’s been a long while since I’ve had any kind of liquor- whew!). We spent the morning sipping coffee and chatting with our friends before they finally had to head back to reality, so we did too. We spent the day cleaning and laundering, breaking briefly to swim with the girls in the lake… in the rain. Hailey loved it, shrieking and giggling the whole time.
And now begins another week!
How did you celebrate the 4th?
Do the fireworks upset anyone in your family?
Both the girls snoozed right through them but poor Koda just isn’t a fan!