Friday, July 17, 2015

4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July!  We did have a pretty major hiccup - the day before we were supposed to go to the lake, I got a call over lunch (while I was getting patriotic nails done) from daycare that Bradley had a temp.  We took him to the pediatrician to make sure we could still go out of town, and his temp was in the 103s!  Poor little buddy!  We postponed our trip for a day so he could rest as much as possible.

Then we made it to the lake!!  Picture overload warning!  Bradley was excited to see his Uncle that he was named after, Jonathan Bradley!  They were twins at the lake. :)

My dad got all of us flag sunglasses!

We spent lots of quality time at the fair!

Tyler loved this cookie.

Blakey is great at helping Grandma cook.

Our little lake baby!

Cousins in matching jammies!

I posted that photo on Instagram and Hanna Andersson shared. :)

Bradley was still pretty sick most of the weekend which means we didn't sleep very well. :(  This picture was probably around 3AM one of the nights.

And I saw this on Instagram over one of the nights he wasn't sleeping well.  Too perfect. :)

Sprinkles also didn't sleep well - evidenced by her bed-beard.

We had lots of lake fun, though!  Uncle Natey loves Blakey.

I tested out my swan for about 5 minutes. :)

I'm not sure if Bradley's belly or Nate's face is better here. :)

Nate was making fun of how much I pack.  I can't help it!!  I just throw clothes in garbage bags and bring along.  You never know what you might want!

Then my grandparents and Aunt Kate came up for the day!

Papa loves cheese balls just like me!

Blakey loves his great Papa.

We stayed back since Bradley hates his life jacket.  Love our little man!

Then we attempted some family pics!  Bradley with his great grand parents!

Our fam of three!

My cute parents!

It is definitely hard to catch nine people looking good at once.  This is probably the best pic?  Haha

Or maybe this?  Blake doesn't need to see, right? :)

Grand parents and grand kiddos!

Papa always has new toys for the boys!  They all had fun bikes - Bradley needs a little more practice.

Grilling away!

More attempts at cousin pics - this one was also a struggle. :)  First Bradley wanted to pull hair.

Trying again.

Ready to give up...

But Blakey looked great the whole time! :)

My dad took this of us trying to get them to look. :)

On 4th of July, we were dressed and ready!

We all headed back to the carnival for the parade!

The parade got a little long so we went and took some pics. :)

4th of July baby!

I posted this picture on Instagram and DisneyBaby shared it! :)

Back on the boat!

This kid was feeling the patriotism.

Of course, we had to go back to the carnival one last time!

My dad got us the world's most amazing cheese curds!!

Ranch cheese curds are life changing.

More cousin jammies!  We didn't try that hard to get a good pic this time. :)

Chimi was exhausted on the way home.

When we got back, Bradley wanted to spin around in his patriotic cozy coupe!

Hope everyone had a great 4th!

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  1. Those cheese curds were amazing! We had friends with us for the week of the 4th so we dropped one off at City dock to grab a bucket and take out on the boat!

    1. I'm so sad we didn't discover them until the last night! I would have gotten them everyday!!

  2. I love your blog...seriously you my fav. blogger!! Love all of Bradley's outfits...very cute and patriotic. If you don't mind me asking about Bradley's car seat, where from? I can not seem to find it anywhere, that color and that design! we are getting ready to upgrade to a convertible car seat soon! Thanks in advance!

    1. Aww! Your comment made my week! Thank you!! And yes, we love his car seat!! I did a lot of research to find a good, extended rear facing (so important!) seat and we ended up with the Chicco Nextfit. We have heard some people complain that it has higher sides so harder to get in/out of, but that hasn't bothered us and part of me makes me feel the high sides might be safer (probably not, but I tell myself that). :) Definitely happy with our choice! Oh and the color is "Skylight". We bought from Albee Baby because they often have good sales! Also where we got our UppaBaby Vista/Mesa system! Good luck!!