Fourth of July Weekend

Can we all just agree that three-day weekends should just be a thing?  We might be recovering for the next week or so, but seriously, it was worth it.  We loved all the festive food, we loved all the color-coordinated clothes, we loved parading around the neighborhood, we loved staying up past our bedtimes (& especially loved sleeping in because of it), and most of all, we loved all the extra time together and with our friends & family.  Holidays have my heart.

The weatherman got it right this time, we had rain upon rain, upon rain. We got a trip to the waterpark in on Saturday before it really started pouring, but both Sunday and Monday were far from sunny pool or beach days.  We made the best of it, spent some time inside making treats with the girls and relaxing around the house, snuck out when we could, and even though it wasn’t our typical kind of outing, took a trip to the beach to walk around and explore.  It was actually kind of nice that it wasn’t crazy hot and the girls loved looking for shells and getting their clothes completely covered in sand. 😉

And the fireworks.  Sunday night, we rode our bikes to a friends cookout in the neighborhood and they set off a few after dinner.  Which set Waverly off into a corner with her hands in her ears.  We decided to leave before she really melted down, and of course, as soon as we were riding off (with both girls in the bike trailer) about 20 fireworks went off at once, for at least four minutes straight.  Poor little Avalon was bawling, wondering why the hell she was out two hours past her bedtime, in a bike trailer, in the dark, with crazy loud noises surrounding her.  And Waverly was sitting there pissed off with her hands in her ears.  Parents of the year. 

So by Monday, we definitely decided we would leave before the show, which we did, and watched some online while we drove home.  Without sound.  

Hope you all had the most wonderful fourth ever!!!!

PS – Thanks to a friend for recommending these headphones to help with the sound.  I wasn’t able to get them in time, but will definitely be using them next year, these seem like a great option if your babies aren’t into the whole fireworks tradition like mine!


  1. July 6, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great 4th minus the crying and the rain lol, but it also sounds like you made the most of it! At least they looked cute and festive even if the weather didn't cooperate!

  2. July 6, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    ah! so lovely! how did you keep avalon from dumping that strawberry shake!??!

    happy 4th!

  3. July 6, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I was definitely terrified of fireworks as a kid – I'm pretty sure I was having none of it until I was at least five or six…and even then, I didn't love them. This too shall pass though; I'm almost 32 and I've loved a good fireworks show for years and years now! I love reading your posts and your girls are adorable!

  4. July 6, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Your posts always make my day!! Sooo much cuteness!!! xoxo What camera do you use btw??

  5. July 6, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    We have had less than stellar weather too; it's a bit disappointing. But looks like you all still had quite the fun holiday weekend!

  6. July 6, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    3 day weekends and matching festive clothes for the win!!! Glad you guys had a great weekend despite the rain!

  7. July 6, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Minus the rain, sounds like a great weekend! Your girls have the best wardrobe!

  8. July 6, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    We were rainy too but being by the water definitely makes it a tad better eh?! Love the pictures! Cheers to the week being almost over! Xo

  9. July 7, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Yes I whole heartedly agree about 3 day weekends! Too bad about the rain, but your girls sure did look cute regardless!

  10. July 8, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Oh my goodness I just can not help but smile whenever I see your girls! They are my favorite!

  11. July 11, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Love all of their festive outfits!! Especially avalons star head wrap. So adorable. Our 3 yr old was not a fan of the noise either, but thankfully as long as we were holding his ears, he was ok with it.

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