We had such a great 4th of July weekend! I got two days off instead of just one for the first time in a month and a half and had a fabulous time with my family! Saturday night after work Lynsi came over and hung out with me while the boys were down the street watching the fight and we had a couple drinks and talked and relaxed and it was so nice! Sunday we headed to my Grandma's which is what I've done every year for as long as I can remember. Last year I didn't get to go anywhere for the fourth because I was put on bed rest on the 3rd. So, I was feeling very sentimental on Sunday seeing Luke playing with his other baby cousins and seeing the new generation run around just like we did as kids. It was just a great day with family and friends and made me feel so thankful for all of our blessings and our freedom!
Wade sprained his ankle in an intense volleyball match
Grandma and Luke
Luke and his cousin Luci (wearing his hat)
Uncle Craig manning the grill
playing volleyball at the bottom of the hill, on the bank of the Potomac
Baby Luke having an excellent day :)
Luke’s first dip in the river
playing with his favorite toys… leaves and a water bottle.
Luke just barely missed the fireworks. He went to my Mom's house around 8:30 because he was just completely exhausted. Tommy and I stayed at my Grandma's down on the beach at the bonfire until some ridiculous hour... I think we left around 3am. Yesterday morning we got up and went to IHOP for breakfast and then headed down to get the baby. My Dad wanted to go out on the boat. I was surprised because my Dad lost a very close friend this past week in a boating accident and I wasn't sure if he would want to go out on the water this summer. But, we did and we had a great time and it was so relaxing. We stopped at one point and Tommy and I jumped in to cool off.
Tommy wearing my Dad’s sweet straw hat
boat back safely on the lift on my parent’s pier
We got back to the house and headed home and played with the baby and had dinner and then headed to a softball field down the street to practice with Willie. Luke fell asleep on the way there, so Chrissie sat in the car with him (because she's pregnant, YAY!!!!!!!!!!) Tommy's family is thinking about starting a team for Fall Ball. It would be the same Charles County league he plays in now on Willie's team, but all of his cousins want to play so they're going to start a team. They have plenty of guys, but are short on girls, so I was testing out my skills to see if I would be comfortable playing because I haven't played in more than 10 years. I did okay hitting, I think with a little more practice I would be okay. But, I got out in the field while Tommy and Willie hit and didn't catch one ball. I would be running toward it and it would sail over my head :) I definitely need practice. But, it was SO HOT! It was miserable! I'm sure being out of shape made the heat way worse, but I was pouring sweat and just wanted some water! So, I'm still undecided. I definitely need practice before I would play, but I really don't feel like putting the time and effort into practicing, so I can't decide what to do.
Today was back to the grind and it was a busy day. Luke is still up right now (8:30) and I’m pretty much spoiling him because his gums are SO swollen on the bottom and I know these teeth are giving him a terrible time and it’s making it hard for him to sleep.
I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th as much as we did. Have a great week!