After our fishing trip that didn’t go so well the first time, the second time was awesome!
The kids were pretty psyched either way.
I caught three baby sharks!
And the kids loved checking them out up close.
Lanier caught a flounder that Effie loved getting to hold. Their teeth are no joke!
Picked up these shades last week. I’ve been in search of a great black pair and these are perfect!
One day we went out to an island and grilled burgers and explored. The kids were so happy to have so much space to roam.
On Friday morning, we attended a 4th of July parade. The kids LOVED it…especially this one above and the candy everyone threw out.
My kids aren’t used to eating a lot of candy, so they were in heaven! Wheeler and Effie claimed it better than Halloween! Vaughn was trying to decide where all he was going to store all of his goodies.
When we first arrived, Logan thought there would be fireworks so he kind of freaked out a little at first. But he got over it quickly, as soon as heard candy would be thrown out!
As I mentioned last week, Effie had swimmer’s ear the first ten days of our trip, so she was obviously ecstatic when she finally got to get back in the water! That smile!!
The last ones on the pier before they closed it down to set up for the fireworks!
Had to talk her up to being brave for the fireworks since the rest of the other kids wouldn’t come with us to the concert and fireworks show.
But she ended up having a blast! And was so proud of herself for not holding her ears – “Not even during the finale, Mama!”
A blustery 4th of July.
Vaughn and his inflatable turtle. Wore it the entire morning. When you addressed him, he would say, “No, I’m Turtle.”
The children with their cousin, my nephew. Doesn’t he fit right in?
Happy with another fish Lanier caught with his net. We let him go. 😉
With my four-month nephew. Had the best time holding and snuggling with him the whole trip!
Listening to some tunes on one of my favorite summer scores. Still loving the speakers! The IceMule Cooler seen here is pretty cool too. My brother-in-law used it and it was so easy to carry everything, and everything stay insulated for a really long time.
The kiddos with my inlaws (their Grammy and Poppy).
On the way home, Lanier and I hit up putt-putt for the first time with all four. Three of them played, Vaughn just piddled around, but everyone had a great time. Couldn’t believe they endured the heat as well as they did!
Growing up too fast!
The boys requested to sit by themselves at dinner afterward. Talk about life in fast forward. I know I’ll blink and they’ll be in college pondering life, sitting just like this, if I’m lucky enough. The bestest of buddies!
Turned around on the way home and saw that Logan had stuffed his little monkey into his seatbelt too.
That tooth gap!
I know, I know. We just got back from vacation and we’re already back at the beach. One of my friends and her daughters were in town and we couldn’t miss them this week! Had the best time! Love this pic, especially of Wheeler riding the waves in the background.
The sweetest friends!
Matching in Lilly. Wearing my worn-too-often cover-up, but I just love it! I really need to pick up another print, I love it so much! The girls are in their Little Lilly shifts (also available here). Also, I had to document the fact that this was the first time I’ve used a hairdryer in over two weeks!
Mara Hoffman Cover-Up (on sale!)
So last night, I hung out with some girlfriends and the kids played in the pool. Unbeknownst to us at the time, one of my friend’s water broke early this morning, and her due date isn’t for another month. Doctors are trying to hold off her delivery as long as they can, so please pray for her and her sweet little baby girl!
Oh yeah, and be sure and head back here in the morning. I’ll be sharing my favorite Nordstrom Early Access Sale Picks. Cannot wait for this sale!! Also, all early access sales receive double points until the sale officially starts in eight days. Shop early for the best selection! If you’re not a cardholder, click here to apply. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed when you get to shop it early!
Happy Wednesday, Y’all!