Being Brickner : Fourth of July Countdown & Our Beach Day

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth of July Countdown & Our Beach Day

Aaah, the Fourth, one of my very favorite holidays of the year!!  I am super excited to celebrate with both my girls this weekend, I remember several moments during my first trimester this past fall where this was the light at the end of my pregnant tunnel. ;)  I'm sure Avalon will sleep through most of our festivities, while we all argue over who gets to snuggle her, & our big girl will stay busy eating her way through every sweet treat she can manage to get her hands on.

Swimsuit
Seriously, girlfriend is all about some sugar these days, as if she needs it.  Sometimes I wish she could just let me borrow half of her energy, or maybe I should just see if she could take over the nighttime feedings for a few days?!!


We have really started to fall into a routine the last week or so, which is nothing short of a miracle since if I remember right, we didn't do that with Waverly until she was at least four months.  I really try to get us out in the morning for some sort of activity, whether it's to the park, the pool, or just the grocery store.  It makes everyone way happier, Waverly needs some sort of action & honestly, to see someone else's face besides mine (I can't say I blame her).  So even though it can be a little bit of a circus to get us all out the door, it's way worth it for all our sanity by the time late afternoon rolls around.

Monday, Waverly & I took Avalon for her first trip to the beach! :)  We went way early before it got too hot & took an umbrella so I could keep Avalon under it the entire time.  I can't believe I managed to carry both girls & all of our stuff down there (I might need a few days to recover before we return), but am so glad we did it.  I've decided that my motto as a mom of two is to embrace the chaos, the days might be a little crazy but I really wouldn't have it any other way.

Avalon's Bloomers & Headband
Happy halfway through the week friends, we've almost made it! :)
XO

20 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with all you moms of two kids! So many of you have gotten back to your normal routine so quickly... I bow down!!! Waverly looks so happy to be at the beach... And to have a rocket Popsicle ;).

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  2. 100% agree with you on the whole getting out of the house thing. It may seem like a lot of work but it is SO worth it for everyone's sanity. Even if it's just a car ride up to McDonalds for an ice cold Coke - just something to get out!!! So proud of you for doing a beach trip. Waverly looks like she had a blast:)

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  3. So cute, lady! Love that bathing suit and Waverly holding her lil sister on the beach is sooooo precious!

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  4. Yes! Getting out of the house is so important! And embracing the chaos too-such a good motto! One I am still trying to live by...

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  5. Love this!! I can't get over how grown up (and adorable) Waverly looks these days! Girlfriend is rocking that popsicle! :) Thanks so much for linking up with us!

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  6. You're rocking this mom of two situation! Love the beach photos

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  7. I can't believe you went to the beach on your own, with two kids! That is amazing! Thank you so much for linking up with us!

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  8. Your girls are precious! And I could use some of Waverly’s energy, too! Way to go Mama! A beach trip is no easy task, even without a newborn and a toddler. Adorable beach pictures. And that last picture melts my heart.

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  9. oh my gosh, so cute that last picture! Good for you for taking both to the beach, brave Mama! Have a great 4th!

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  10. Looks like a fun outing! Avalon looks so big in the first picture! I wish we lived close to the beach!!

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  11. Woohoo for routines and beach days!
    I'm always amazed at how much crap we haul to the beach - and that's for just one little person. I can only imagine how our stuff will multiply when we mix in a second.
    You ladies are looking gorgeous as ever!

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  12. Yeah, I'm way way braver/more adventurous with Mabel than I ever was with Abigail. So, go you!!! And yeah second babies! :p

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  13. ahhh yes, embrace the chaos :)

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  14. I love how you are getting out every morning (we do too... Otherwise j would go crazy!). You are doing an amazing job with two!!!

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  15. oh my...that last picture, I die! Those two are too cute!

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  16. look at you guys at the beach!!! i LOVE IT! and how toddlers have so much energy (sans caffeine!) i'll never ever EVER know.

    i need to embrace the chaos more. i'm getting better. buuuuuut there's major room for improvement!

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  17. You are rocking this mom of 2 thing already! And that last pic...does your heart just explode?! :)

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  18. Oh my gosh! Those pictures of your daughter are adorable! She looks like she has quite the personality :)

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  19. You are rocking the mom of two thing! I don't think I've even braved taking one to the beach let alone two. But seriously, Waverly is such a water baby, she looks like she's having a blast!

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