Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fourth of July 2017

Yes, I do realize that the 4th of July was a solid 2 weeks ago. 

But, we did a lot of fun stuff that I wanted to document, so better late than never, right?! 

Our 4th of July festivities started on July 1, when we went to see the fireworks!

Both kids were totally mesmerized watching from the back of our car.

The day before the 4th we decided to go pick blueberries with our friends! 

Unfortunately, the blueberries weren't available to be picked the day we went, but blackberries we picked blackberries instead!

Lucas LOVED the blackberries!

Everyone was really cooperative when it came time to take a group pic.

Lucas and Cooper ate the grass by the handful, while Ella and Mackenzie ran away from the random cat that was running around (you can barely see it in the picture's a white dot, ha).

We ended our time with, what else?! Strawberry slushies!!!

On the actual 4th of July, we decorated our wagon for the neighborhood parade!

Ella's hat 😂 Long story, but Trav found it in his closet, haha. 

Anyway, we paraded through our neighborhood, with the fire truck, up to the pool! 

Once at the pool, we had lots of fun swimming with toys that weren't ours...

...and eating! 

After everyone took an amazing nap, we watched the hot dog eating contest (I'm pretty sure Trav DVR-ed it 😳). Lucas was very inspired!

We also made s'mores...

...did sparklers...

...and we even let Ella stay up late to watch the fireworks on TV. She did not sleep in the next morning, of course.

Ok, so the next 2 things happened after the 4th of July, but are still worth writing about! 
On July 5, Ella finally got brave enough for her very first haircut!!!

She was so proud of herself. 

Lucas also got a trim, but wasn't as excited about it.

The next day, we went to the sunflower fields! If you are in the Charlotte area, here is a map with where exactly they are! We live in South Charlotte, and it took us about 45 minutes to get not too far away.

It's always a hot, sweaty, muddy mess...but I feel like this year it wasn't quite as hot, sweaty or muddy as it's been in the past! 

Next up, our Vegas trip!!! Then I will be all caught up! :) 

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