Father's Day was only 3 weeks ago, and Independence Day was what....11 days ago? I know it's been awhile, but I'm going to share about our holidays anyway!
For Father's Day, M and I did our annual "DAD" picture for J. I can't believe this is our third year of this! He has them hanging by his desk in his office. Even crazier to think we'll have another little one to help hold the letters next year!
The Saturday before Father's Day, we went to the US Whitewater Center for a some live music and just fun. M had a ball watching the kayakers and rafters. It was HOT but still a fun night. We stayed out way past her bedtime, but sometimes that's so worth it.
For our actual Father's Day, M and I got up and made J breakfast in bed. There's an episode of Daniel Tiger where a little girl makes her dad breakfast in bed, and she's been wanting to do this, so it seemed like the natural thing to do for Father's Day! It wasn't fancy, but it was fun and I think it's something we may have to do annually now.
We gave J some presents and played at home, and then had lunch at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. They have some great German food (and soft pretzels!), so even though I couldn't enjoy a beer, it was still a worthwhile brewery visit for all!
That night, we grilled outside for dinner, and then headed to a local ice cream shop for dessert. It was the perfect end to a fun weekend!
Now onto Fourth of July!!
We headed out Thursday morning for a weekend in the mountains of Virginia with our good friends. We go to their cabin every year, but this year we went earlier in the summer than usual since they're having a baby in August!
After a long drive, we made it there and had an awesome dinner of country ham and butter beans. I love the food our friends serve each year! M and their dog Shuffle became fast BFF's!
We had horrible weather on Friday. It was pretty cold all day but also rainy and just damp. When we woke up to sun on Saturday it was very welcomed by all of us! We spent a lot of time out by the river that day.
After we all got some rest and grilled some hamburgers and hotdogs, we headed into town (Lexington, VA) to go see the fireworks show at VMI. It was a beautiful evening and not too hot. Something I can't remember saying about other fourth of July celebrations in recent years!
M was PUMPED for her first ever fireworks show. We had talked about it all week leading up to the big day, and it was definitely a big hit for her! She wasn't afraid of the "BOOMS!" and genuinely seemed in awe of them. It was another late night, but again, so worth it!
We got back to our cabin and tucked M in bed, and then spent the night by the campfire making s'mores. It was one of the best fourths I can recall!