Little Dude’s First 4th of July

It’s that time of year – heat waves, sunshine, barbecues, and of course, Independence Day! Last year, my husband and I drove up to meet some friends at a cabin in the mountains. I was nearing my due date (July 21st) and was starting to feel pretty round. This year, the 4th of July was extra special because it was our Little Dude’s first, and he’s getting old enough to really start enjoying the festivities surrounding special events.

We spent the day at the local Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, where we rode a tractor train, visited the petting zoo, and watched the pie and watermelon eating contests. It was a blast, although LD wasn’t so sure about the animals…

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Mama & Little Dude

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Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

After visiting the local festival, we headed out to my best friend’s house to eat some barbecue and play. Her son is just 11 days older than Little Dude, so they really have a rompin’ good time together!

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The Fam!

The next day we spent the afternoon playing at a local water park with out-of-town friends who were visiting for the weekend. It was SO good to see our buddies, and Little Dude had the time of his life in the toddler pool and sand pit!!

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In the big pool!

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Mama & Little Dude

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Our messy Little Dude in the sand pit!

We ended the weekend at home, resting up and eating popsicles – it’s starting to get HOT here. Our weekends for the next couple of months are completely booked… Welcome, Summertime!