Our 4th of July Weekend

Our holiday weekend in a nutshell: splash pad fun, over eating, ice cream, pizza, grilling out, the boys' first parade experience, candy, long naps and (thankfully) sleeping through fireworks... Yes, this 4th of July weekend was definitely one for the memory books! 

Sunday afternoon (post naps) we loaded up the car with the boys in their swim suits and headed for the Powell Splash Pad. It was a popular spot because it was really hot and sunny that day, but it wasn't too over crowded to have some fun. I tried to explain to Camden what a splash pad was on our way there (since he'd never been!) and told him it was kind of like a playground with sprinklers. He just looked at me with a deer in headlights, "what?" look. Until we arrived! He was so excited when he saw all the water works and sprinklers all over this fun play area! He took off running as soon as we got there!

Bennett also enjoyed the little sprinklers too! Although his facial expressions may not seem that way 😂 

(Bennett's swim suit linked here - on sale! And his hat is here

 (Camden's rash guard is Old Navy | swim trunks are H&M last year - he finally fits into them!)

Camden was having so much fun that we had to bribe him with ice cream on the way home to get him to leave!

On the 4th we took the boys to the Hilliard Independence Day Parade and met up with Bill's brother and sister-in-law and their 6 month old baby (the boys' cousin). This was the boys' first parade experience and Camden was in heaven! Music, trucks, cars, police cars, tractors, candy... All his favorites! Bennett also loved the music and enjoyed watching the vehicles from his stroller. There was a float with bubbles that he really loved and I swear I heard him say 'bubble!' and pointed to the bubbles! 

Camden loved seeing all the big trucks and this big tractor!

He went home with allll the parade swag! Lollipops, tootsie rools, sunglasses and a flag that he carried around for the rest of the day! I'd say his first parade experience was a success!

We ended the holiday with a grocery shopping trip and grilling out for the evening. Then, after the boys went to sleep, Bill and I listened to the fireworks while catching up on some House of Cards on Netflix. That's patriotic, right?!

How was your holiday weekend?


  1. Camden definitely got into the holiday spirit, lol! A couple of those pictures are priceless. Glad you guys had a great weekend!

    1. Yes! Camden was loving that parade ha! Thanks girl!

  2. Oh my gosh, how cute are their hot dog shirts?! Such a great weekend!

    1. I was so excited when I found those shirts! I've had them for months lol! Hope you guys had a great weekend as well!


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