4th of July weekend was crazy, wonderful, amazing, emotional, fun and so much more than a typical weekend for us. It’s taken me a week to recover and catch back up on the rest of life. When we started planning our 4th of July weekend earlier this year we knew that it was going to take a lot of coordinating but we pulled it off and it was worth the extra stress! There is no doubt that it will be hard to top in future years.
4th of July Wedding Fun
My little cousin got married on the 2nd, so it meant a trip out of town for us for part of the weekend. With that being said, it meant family time, play time for Grandma and Little Man and catching up with cousins I haven’t seen in two years. From Friday night dinner to Sunday brunch (with a wedding and wonderful reception in between) we were enjoying amazing food and lots of fun times. It was a weekend of telling Little Man that we were going to a party every single day.
I’m not going to lie, one of my favorite things to see this weekend was how much fun Little Man had with family members he barely knew. Age differences didn’t matter, he had a blast the entire weekend. From playing with a beach ball to tearing up the dance floor he tried to keep going no matter how incredibly exhausted he was. Needless to say, I think he is STILL recovering from the first half of the weekend.
Sunday it was time to turn around and head back home to get ready for yet another party.
4th of July Party Fun
4th of July is what we often consider our holiday. For family and friends we have everyone’s plans covered for the day and it has been that way for the last 6 years my husband and I have been together. This year the 4th of July fell on a Monday so it was slightly more laid back in our area but nonetheless a good time.
The day started early with our local parade. We might have mixed up the times a little bit and arrived an hour early. Oops! Either way the kids had fun and got in an extra hour of running around.
With the travel (and the whole 30 weeks pregnant thing) I decided to scale back a little bit on getting fancy with food. I did attempt to make some cupcakes and while you could heavily taste the food coloring, the kids loved them. Some day I’ll have a better idea of how to decorate cakes and cupcakes.
There were games to play, baseballs to hit, food to grill, snacks to eat and friends to catch up with. By the end of the day we were completely exhausted but ready for some fireworks. Unfortunately those didn’t start until after 9:30 so it was another late night. Who needs to get up early for work on Tuesday?
4th of July weekend was fun and exhausting all in one. Yet, I would do it again in a heartbeat.
How was your 4th of July weekend?