Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th of July

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you had a great holiday weekend.  Ours was awesome!!  We had such a great weekend, so much fun was had!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already had a glimpse at some of the shenanigans.
Ready to be bombarded with pictures?  They tell the best story anyways, right??
Jason had a the day off work - yay!  I got up and headed to Spin class and then once I got back, we headed to the park to play. 
Redmond's new favorite thing to do is to run up and slide down the skateboarding ramps.
And Ashlyn continues giving me mini heart attacks by climbing waaaaay higher than what is necessary!
Friends of ours (who happen to be kid-less) own an inflatable company.  They decided to host a pre 4th party Friday night for all of their friends with kids.  They had two obstacle courses, a huge slip n slide and a giant waterslide set up.  The kids (and adults) had a blast.  So fun!!
Marie and her awesome family showed up - we love them!
They had build-your-own pizzas on the grill for dinner.  I'd say Ashlyn was a fan....
It took some convincing, but Ashlyn finally agreed to put on the outfit I picked out for her.  I tried to do a little photo shoot of the kids, and I guess if I was just going for capturing their personalities and not a smile, I did quite well!
We spent the morning going to the local Farmer's Market and playing inside and out.  During nap time I whipped up my Cake Batter Blondies (with red and blue sprinkles) and my Sun Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad.  After naps it was party time again!

We were invited to an annual 4th of July party held by the neighbors of my girl Marie.
  It was so fun! 
There was so much fun stuff for the kids to do....
Marie and I decided to break in the selfie stick I got for my birthday....
And then, a couple hours later, this happened:
I mean, no party is complete without a huge, inflatable slip n slide with flippy cup at the end!
We headed home right after my slip n sliding fun.  We wanted to try and get the kids in bed and fast asleep before the fireworks started.  Redmond is petrified of them.  Jason ended up sleeping with Redmond that night - poor kid just hates the noise!
A nice, low key day. 
We went to our favorite local restaurant for breakfast.  Ashlyn insisted on accessorizing:
After breakfast, I headed to the grocery store and Jason took the kids to a park to run around.  It was one of the warmest days we've had so far, so after naps we decided to head downtown to the City Building where they have these fun fountains on during the summer.  The kids (and Jason) had fun running through them.  Ashlyn loved it!
 We headed home, grilled a delicious dinner and then Redmond got a much needed haircut.  Perfect way to end a perfect, fun-filled weekend!
Hope you all had a fun, safe holiday!
~ Sara :)
Please join and link up with Marie and I for our Monthly Meet Up party.  It's all about the 4th of July this month!

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