Memorial Day 2017

Can we all agree that three-day weekends should just be a thing?!!  I hardly ever share weekend recaps anymore, but just couldn’t pass this one up, we had the best time and it’s got us more ready for summer than ever.  We kicked it off late last week with all our best red, white & blue for Waverly’s memorial day program at school, which was just the cutest thing!  Watching little kids sing all together with their class is heart-melting, I’m pretty sure I will still want to try to find a way to do it when my kids are all grown.

Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to the parade and carnival at a local Strawberry Festival, we have gone pretty much every year since Waverly was born and I still can still vividly remember a couple years back when I attended 39 weeks pregnant with an Avalon babe in my belly. 🙂  This was the first year that Waverly was tall enough to ride all the rides, she’s been earning a little cash from “chores” lately so she was so excited to bring her wallet and purse and pay for her own tickets (or one of the twenty tickets, but you know, it’s the thought that counts). 🙂

Avalon was much more timid than Waverly to ride anything, she’s much more shy about that sort of thing, and later she kept talking about the “elephants” she saw there.  We were all convinced she was confused and thinking of the zoo we had been to the week before, but turns out we were the confused ones when she said, “the ELEPHANTS, sissy rode them and I didn’t want to”.  She had been thinking about the ride she was too scared to go on all weekend long. 😉

We spent the rest of the weekend working on some house projects, starting to paint the girls new playhouse (can’t wait to share soon!), a trip to the beach, and of course, a couple cookouts for the holiday!  Love these little patriotic babies so very much and LOVED being able to spend an extra day at home all day with them.

Hope you all had the best Memorial Day weekend with your families!!  We are so thankful to live in this beautiful, free country, and for those who make the sacrifice so we can do just that. XO

PS – The girls shoes in the last few pictures are from Step & Stride, we love them so much!!  Super comfy and perfect to wear all summer long!  Thanks to our friends there for sending them over.


  1. May 31, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Can NOT get enough of these girls! They are getting so big and I can't take it!

  2. May 31, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    What a fun weekend! Those elephants though! It's amazing the things that little ones remember and notice, it makes me pay even more attention to what's around me! 🙂 I'm so glad you all had a lovely weekend together.

  3. May 31, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Amen to the longer weekends, sister! Amen. Sounds like a great weekend and I love all the red, white and blue.

  4. June 1, 2017 / 5:04 am

    Parades & rides?! Best memorial day weekend ever! Festive outfits included!

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