July 4th Mini Vacation

We spent the first few days of the month in Virginia with family celebrating the fourth …

Love VA Sign

We managed a bit of pool time even though the weather turned chilly and barely hit 80.

Pool Jump

Trent, my brother & I checked out the new brewery in town. We ordered the full flight to sample their 9 beers plus a couple pints of their root beer.


The kids had some fun with their baby cousin. Which, for Elise, meant stealing his toys and crawling over him.

VA Cousins Playgym

We had an early birthday celebration for Dylan who will be six in less than 2 weeks now.


Elise found two new foods she liked – pancakes and pickles. Not together. 😉 The latter reminds me of her brother.


We watched “A Capitol Fourth” on TV and I gave Dylan a red glowstick to play with (easy, safe, indoor “firework” option) before the kids went to bed.

4July2015 Fireworks

And, we successfully managed a family photo. Last year I couldn’t even get Dylan to pose with us and next year I’m betting I won’t be able to hold him! Thanks to my brother for taking it.

Family 4July2015

How did you celebrate the 4th?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

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