I know it’s been almost a week, but I realized I never recapped my 4th of July weekend! We decided since we would be with family, to go ahead and celebrate my birthday early (it’s not until the13th). I picked up EK after lunch from daycare so she would nap in the car on the way to Louisiana. When we arrived, my parents had bought her a fun pool toy that also sprays water (it comes out of the top of the palm tree and comes down the “waterfall” where the blue streamers are). Sadly, the “slide” on the pool isn’t really something you can slide on, but she still had fun.
We BBQ’ed and then had cake and ice cream. Check out my cake with LSU colors! I had my favorite of course, chocolate doberge cake (it’s a New Orleans thing, Google it. It’s delicious.)
Saturday my dad and I went to buy Emma Kate a small slide so she could slide into the pool. We ran a couple other errands and visited their neighbors dog. Look how sweet she is holding his hand!
My parents have a nest of babies, well, one baby and two eggs, right outside their house that we visited as well.
Then that afternoon it was more pool fun, this time with an actual slide. She must have gone down it 100 times and she slept 13 hours that night!
Sunday morning I decided to go for a 6 mile run. Little did I know the “feels like” temperature was 108! I didn’t know this until I was done. I just thought I was out of running shape because I haven’t been doing it much lately. it was brutal and I had to take it slow the last two miles in particular. Of course I wore my red white and blue stars running skirt.
In the afternoon we went and got snowballs which was perfect for such a hot day. I had wedding cake cream of course.
That evening, my buddy Jen and her family came over to eat with us and play in the water. The kids played outside for a long time! Look how adorable these friends are. They were holding hands and hugging!
It was great to see them as always. We realized after that we didn’t take a picture together! Next time.
Monday morning we played at the house, ran a couple errands, and then loaded up the car to head home after lunch. One of these days we will be able to get everyone in a photo, but here are the Montgomery girls!
We got home and we needed to water the grass. Of course Emma Kate used the opportunity to play in the water…again. As if she hadn’t had enough of that over the weekend.
I think we were all wiped out after such a fun weekend. Can’t wait for the next one!
QOTD: What was your favorite part of the 4th of July?
I’m not kidding I missed your cute 4th of July sandals you usually wear!!! Looks like a great day though!
TOO FUNNY! I brought them with me but didn’t end up wearing them since I was in the car most of the 4th driving back home. I did at least wear them on memorial day!
Looks like a fun weekend, especially the water toy! Glad you got to spend the weekend with your parents and celebrate your birthday!
Melissa @ melissakolbeck.com says
It’s so sad how fast these girls are growing up! Ellie is only 3 weeks younger than Emma Kate!