Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fourth of July Weekend 2020

This weekend was such a good one, because Joey is at a fun age now. This was the first year he was awake and could really see the fireworks being shot off. 

Thursday.. Joe picked up BBQ from one of our favorite spots on the way home from picking up the boys at my parents. And our friends made a margarita run and picked up us a pitcher of Mango from our favorite place on Main Street, Urbano. Once we put the boys down, we enjoyed them on the patio while the sun set.

Friday morning the boys and I went to Minsi Lake to walk with some friends. Joey rode his bike and I could barely keep up with him since I carried Vinny in the pouch! On the way home we stopped at my parents to cool off- because boy was it a hot one! We then went to the Chick Fil A drive thru and picked up lunch. Joe got home from work and we cooled off in the pool, and our friends Zack & Cait and their son Brayden came over to swim too. 

Friday night we spent playing in the pool and around the yard. We cooked steaks and burgers on the grill and Joey and Brayden stayed up late and were exhausted! After putting Vinny to bed, we let Joey stay up just a little longer to light some sparklers with the neighbors next door.The look of excitement on his face was priceless!

Saturday we had some friends and neighbors over to celebrate the Fourth of July! I wish I took more pictures, but usually when we have friends over, I put my phone somewhere safe since I'm hosting and running after kids! At least we got a family photo of all of us- it's only taken us 6 months!!

My outfit:
Suit | Target
Shorts | Jcrew (older- similar)

Boys Outfits:
Vinny Shirt | Janie and Jack (old- similar)
Joey Shirt | Hannah Anderson

A favorite of mine treats when I was a kid was cupcakes in an ice cream cone. I don't know why they were so good to me, but every time I had them I would get so excited! For some reason I thought they were so hard to make! Silly me.. they are so unbelievably easy, they may be my new go to!

Ice Cream Cones
Boxed Cake Mix
Carton Icing
Throw Away Tin Pan (I used one per dozen)

Take your cones and trace the bottom on you tin pan. Use a little knife to cut out the holes, so that your cupcakes will 'sit' in them. Depending on how many you are making, you may need numerous pans.  Make your cake according to the box. Once made, pour your batter into the cone until about 2/3 full. Bake according to box. Remove from oven and top with your favorite icing! I found Rainbow Chip at our local store which was a childhood favorite as well! I topped with some patriotic mini M&M's!

We all stayed up way to late watching fireworks at night. Joey had so much fun watching them all around the neighborhood. 

Sunday we cleaned from the day before and just hung around at home. Our friends Zack, Cait and Brayden came over swimming and we cooked out. At night we got Joey's things ready to start 'school' aka daycare back up on Tuesday. I was so torn sending him back part time, but honestly after bringing him and seeing him play with all his friends, I know I made the right decision. They have so many extra safety precautions in place it give me a piece of mind!

And here is a picture of Vinny, because this world needs more smiles!

Past Fourth of July's 

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