4th of July Weekend

Fun in the sun, fireworks and far too much food pretty much sums up our celebratory weekend!
We started the day off with a special festive breakfast before heading to the lake.  I made waffles with fresh strawberries and blueberries (Olivia's favorite) topped with whipped cream.  Olivia and Chad hung out on the screened in porch while I was getting breakfast ready and to our surprise it was really cool outside.  It made me so excited for fall, too bad we have not even gotten to the hottest part of the summer yet.  I guess I will have to hold off on the pumpkins and cider just a bit longer ;)

The weather did make for a beautiful day at the lake.  We got all decked out in our red white and blue after breakfast and headed to the lake for the weekend.  Olivia actually didn't mind her life jacket as much this trip, after the initial screaming when she had to put it on of course.  We bobbed and floated until we were prunes!  Little miss LOVED the boat ride.  Nana cranked up the music and she danced and laughed the whole time.

We managed to snap a family pic before getting all wet, Olivia isn't looking but what's new haha!

After spending all day on the lake we all ate a ton of ribs and fixins' and went outside to watch the fireworks show the guys had prepared.  Olivia was both in awe and kinda scared.  The look on her little face was priceless.  She was grinning from ear to ear, but when they would boom she would jump.  Seeing your baby experience new things is pretty much the coolest thing ever. Once again, a holiday is made even better spending it with my baby!  
My little firecracker.

On Saturday the babe took a 3 hour nap so we got some much needed alone time on the dock.  It was also the first time since before I was pregnant that I had a drink, getting wild and crazy with my one strawberrita!  I love my little munchkin to death, but it was so nice to sit with my hubby and relax for a while.

It was a wonderful weekend with our family and I definitely didn't want it to end.  I am so thankful for this great country and all of the men and women who serve it every day!  I hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July!
Happy Birthday America!

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