Fourth of July 2017

I can hardly believe that we are rounding out the first week of July already!  We had the best Fourth of July, I always look forward to this holiday so much and am already feeling a little sad that we have to wait an entire year before it coming around again.

We kicked off the festivities Monday by getting ready for the next day, we made some fun treats (so easy and cute, found here), and the girls got together some things for the parade we were going to the following day.  I love how excited they get for holidays, Waverly had learned “God Bless America” and “Yankee Doodle” at school this year and had been singing it for days, so Avalon had picked up on it too and was singing it with her for pretty much the entire weekend.

We got up really early Tuesday morning to head to our friends house for breakfast and their parade.  We have one in our neighborhood that we have gone to for the past few years, but it’s pretty low key and we were excited to try something new out.  We loved it so much, it was way more legit than ours (with actual big firetrucks and people handing out candy), so we think this will be our new tradition!  Afterwards we put the girls back in their suits and headed to the bay, it was the perfect weather and everyone pretty much stayed in the water the entire day.  Exactly how the Fourth should be.
We cooked out with my parents and did sparklers, this was the first year that I actually got my act together to have a set of sparklers for them to use and Waverly loved them.  I ended up ordering a huge set so am excited to use them more this summer!  We rode our bikes to the beach and both girls were so excited to watch the show, they had their headphones on but didn’t even use them!  It was the sweetest sight ever, Waverly just sat and watched so taken by it all, about halfway through she said, “I could watch this all day”. 🙂  And Avalon just kept yelling whatever color the firework was, it was my favorite part of the day for sure!

Hope you had the best Fourth with your family and friends!  And HAPPY WEEKEND — it’s here already! XO


  1. July 11, 2017 / 3:04 am

    I just love all of their festive outfits! too cute!

  2. July 11, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    It looks and sounds like you guys had the best 4th holiday! I love all of their red, white and blue. And those star sunnies…oh my word! They are adorable.

  3. July 11, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I wish we had some great parades around us, that sounds like such a fun way to start off the day!
    The girls were dressed to perfection, per the usual!!

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