Waiting for the parade to start with Grandma G, Daddy, Great Grandma C, and Great Grandma G
Ok, enough parade. Did someone say Puffs?
He hung in there until the end!
After the parade we had lunch and headed back to Great Gram's for a nap. All that fresh air and excitement tired us out - Sweets and I fell asleep in the guest room and napped for 2 1/2 hours! Best nap I've had since he was born!
Refreshed and revitalized, we went for a swim and dinner at Hubs' Aunt and Uncle's house. After that it was bedtime for Sweets, and GiGi was kind enough to stay with him while Hubs and I went out for ice cream and fireworks with friends.
Random self-portrait. Please ignore my super-creepy grin in the background.
After spending the early part of the day with GiGi, we packed up and headed to a local and very popular berry farm where we enjoyed fresh strawberry sorbet:
Then we made a quick stop at a marina that Hubs loved as a kid to walk on the dock and see the boats.
Sweets was pretty much over our little outing at this point. You can see that glazed-over "I'd rather be napping" look on his face.
Headed for home after a very busy, but very fun two days!
One thing I had to work hard at while we were out and about was relaxing my death-grip on Sweetie Pea's schedule. I happen to be a girl who loves a schedule. Some people might call that being a killjoy, and sometimes, they're right. But I put a ton of work, sweat and tears in to get Sweets' sleeping to where it is now and I can't help but be a little protective over it. Besides, it is totally not fun to hang out with a cranky, overtired baby. Anyway, I did let the schedule slide a bit and it didn't bite me too bad. His sleep is a bit off at this point, but I have the whole week to fix it :-) And do the mountain of laundry our little excursion generated...
I hope your Independence Day weekend was equally as enjoyable!